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Handshake outlaw

January 17 2007
21:56

North Korea announced the fight with the European tradition. DPRK authorities intend to eradicate the habit of men at a meeting to exchange a firm handshake.

One of the central newspapers published criticisms of Kim Jong Il on this. "We need to greet each other in Korean. Handshakes people at the meeting - the European manner. It is naught, and in terms of hygiene ", - quotes the edition statement the head of state. Kim Jong Il encouraged citizens to share only a slight bow of the head, told NTV.

"From ancient times, Koreans bow their heads at the meeting, and the etiquette first did the youngest, giving way to senior" - recalled the Korean edition.

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