South Korean social media influencer Hamzy eating kimchi in a YouTube video. Chinese social media sites have banned Hamzy after she gave a thumbs-up emoji to a comment critical of China for claiming to be the origin of the dish. Photo: YouTube/Hamzy South Korean social media influencer Hamzy eating kimchi in a YouTube video. Chinese social media sites have banned Hamzy after she gave a thumbs-up emoji to a comment critical of China for claiming to be the origin of the dish. Photo: YouTube/Hamzy
South Korean social media influencer Hamzy eating kimchi in a YouTube video. Chinese social media sites have banned Hamzy after she gave a thumbs-up emoji to a comment critical of China for claiming to be the origin of the dish. Photo: YouTube/Hamzy
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Kimchi wars: South Korean academic takes spat with China to new level with tart ad in New York Times

  • Sungshin University professor says he ran advert to let ‘world know clearly that kimchi belongs to Koreans’
  • The shot across the bow of China was the latest in a simmering dispute between the two countries over which one can rightfully claim the pungent delight

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South Korean social media influencer Hamzy eating kimchi in a YouTube video. Chinese social media sites have banned Hamzy after she gave a thumbs-up emoji to a comment critical of China for claiming to be the origin of the dish. Photo: YouTube/Hamzy South Korean social media influencer Hamzy eating kimchi in a YouTube video. Chinese social media sites have banned Hamzy after she gave a thumbs-up emoji to a comment critical of China for claiming to be the origin of the dish. Photo: YouTube/Hamzy
South Korean social media influencer Hamzy eating kimchi in a YouTube video. Chinese social media sites have banned Hamzy after she gave a thumbs-up emoji to a comment critical of China for claiming to be the origin of the dish. Photo: YouTube/Hamzy
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