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Kimchi, the latest cultural feud between South Korea and China

SCMP, 01 Dec 2020
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Kimchi has become the latest cultural spat between South Korea and China after Beijing won a certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the making of pao cai, a type of fermented vegetables from Sichuan.

The Chinese word for ‘pao cai’ can also refer to kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine. Some Chinese media suggested the certification sets an “international standard” for the industry led by China, sparking debates in both countries.



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