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“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

“Out with Secondhand Smoke” in Seoul’s Gangnam District

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In an attempt to stop the spread of secondhand smoke, the local government office of Gangnam-gu in Seoul has announced today that it is cracking down on people smoking in the streets. Gangnam-gu also said it was strengthening efforts to publicize the harms of smoking. Currently, there are a [...]

Oil Giants Team Up for Delivery Service

Oil Giants Team Up for Delivery Service

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Energy and GS Caltex are joining hands to create a parcel delivery service utilizing the two companies’ existing network of gas stations. In addition to the collaboration, the joint venture has new meaning, experts say, because of the willingness by SK and GS to share key corporate infrastructure [...]

No More Special Treatment for Chaebol at Airports

No More Special Treatment for Chaebol at Airports

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Going forward, the transport of goods by a third party on behalf of South Korean conglomerate (chaebol) heads will be banned completely. A new system will enable customs officials to monitor passageways for airport employees which, some say, acted as channels for smuggling. This is according to recommendations by [...]

Four in 10 Female Marriage Immigrants Suffer Domestic Violence: Report

Four in 10 Female Marriage Immigrants Suffer Domestic Violence: Report

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — About four out of 10 female marriage immigrants in South Korea have experienced domestic violence, according to a government report released Wednesday. The report, compiled by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on the basis of a poll of 920 foreign women married to Korean men, also found [...]

Revised Bill Offers Discounts for Hospital Stays and Dental Surgery

Revised Bill Offers Discounts for Hospital Stays and Dental Surgery

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next month, the cost of hospital wards that can accommodate two to three people will be cut by half thanks to changes in public health insurance policies. In addition, the cost of dental implant surgeries for senior citizens over 65 years of age will fall drastically. The Ministry [...]

New Drone Areas Announced, Including One Near Seoul

New Drone Areas Announced, Including One Near Seoul

SEJONG, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — For the first time near the capital city of Seoul, a drone district is to be designated on a trial basis. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announced yesterday that it is adding three more districts (Hwaseong in Gyeonggi Province, Gwangyang in South Jeolla Province and Seogwipo [...]

Hackers Steal $32 mln from Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb

Hackers Steal $32 mln from Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb, said Wednesday it lost 35 billion won (US$31.5 million) worth of cryptocurrencies in a hacking attack, highlighting concerns that cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The theft took place between Tuesday night and dawn on Wednesday, Bithumb said in a statement. Bithumb [...]

Samsung Launching New Marketing Campaign for Galaxy S9

Samsung Launching New Marketing Campaign for Galaxy S9

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., which released its Galaxy S9 smartphone earlier this year, is carrying out various marketing programs around the globe to bolster weaker-than-expected sales of its flagship device, industry watchers said Wednesday. The South Korean tech giant joined forces with Ya Ge, a popular restaurant in Taiwan, showcasing [...]