NewJeans under attack from Chinese online users for promoting traditional Korean paper 'hanji'

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K-pop rookie girl group NewJeans has faced malicious comments from Chinese online users after promoting Korea's traditional paper “hanji” and its papermaking technique. Chinese users claim “cultural appropriation” by saying Korea is trying to “steal” its traditional culture because China invented paper, while Korean users counter the claim by saying the group did not claim paper originated in Korea but simply talked about Korea's own papermaking tradition.


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