The Kimchi feud between South Korea and China

Koreans sour on Chinese ‘Kimchi’

Sichuan’s Pao Cai fermented vegetables

just scored international recognition

from global standards body, the ISO

The state-run Global Times called it

"an international standard for the Kimchi industry led by China"

But South Koreans hit back on social media


"I read a media story that China now says Kimchi is theirs, and that they are making international standard for it, it's absurd. I'm worried that they might steal Hanbok and othercultural contents, not just Kimchi."