A performer in traditional Korean hanbok waves during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday. Photo: EPA
A performer in traditional Korean hanbok waves during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday. Photo: EPA
South Korea

‘Don’t covet our culture’: South Korean presidential hopefuls hit out at China for hanbok at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

  • The resentment expressed by politicians in South Korea came amid public sensitivity about recent Chinese claims on the internet about parts of Korean culture
  • Some saw the reaction as misguided, saying it was clear that the woman in hanbok was representing the estimated 2 million ethnic Koreans living in China

A performer in traditional Korean hanbok waves during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday. Photo: EPA
A performer in traditional Korean hanbok waves during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday. Photo: EPA
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