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Korea and China Clash over Kimchi Origin Following Post by Chinese Ambassador

Korea and China Clash over Kimchi Origin Following Post by Chinese Ambassador

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Chinese ambassador, as well as a famous food blogger in China were shown on social media making Korean kimchi, rekindling the Korea-China debate over the origin of kimchi. Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun posted a photo of himself holding up kimchi on his Twitter account [...]

Exports of Kimchi Hit All-time High Through Oct. amid Pandemic

Exports of Kimchi Hit All-time High Through Oct. amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of kimchi reached an all-time high in the first 10 months of 2020, data showed Wednesday, on the back of growing global demand for healthier foodstuffs amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Outbound shipments of kimchi over the January-October period of last year came to US$119 million, [...]

S. Korea’s Kimchi Exports Soar This Year

S. Korea’s Kimchi Exports Soar This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of kimchi rose sharply in the first 11 months of the year thanks to its growing popularity, data showed Sunday. Overseas shipments of kimchi came to US$132 million in the January-November period, already surpassing last year’s total, according to the customs data. Kimchi is a traditional [...]

U.S. Amb. Harris Says, ‘There’s Nothing More Korean than Kimchi’

U.S. Amb. Harris Says, ‘There’s Nothing More Korean than Kimchi’

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris learned how to make kimchi from a renowned chef Tuesday, calling the fermented cabbage dish “uniquely Korean, world-renowned food.” The kimchi-making event at the Habib House, the ambassador’s official residence in Seoul, came amid Chinese media’s claim that Beijing led the development [...]

South Korean Government Disputes Claims Kimchi Originated in China

South Korean Government Disputes Claims Kimchi Originated in China

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chinese media report has sparked controversy over the origin of kimchi. The Chinese state daily tabloid Global Times has angered South Koreans after claiming that China’s recent International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification humiliated South Korea. The South Korean government, in response, retorted that the debate had ended [...]

Institute Shares ‘Starter,’ the Secret to Improving the Taste of Kimchi, with SMEs

Institute Shares ‘Starter,’ the Secret to Improving the Taste of Kimchi, with SMEs

GWANGJU, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Institute of Kimchi has developed a starter culture system that can improve the taste and quality of kimchi and shared it with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for free. The institute said Wednesday it supplied the starter to 23 kimchi-making SMEs under the auspices of the Ministry [...]