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South Korea's 'kimchi deficit' hits record high

The country imported 275,000 tonnes of it, mainly from China, but exported only 24,000 tonnes

Seoul

SOUTH Korea's trade deficit in kimchi, its proud traditional side dish of fermented cabbage, reached an all-time high last year as low-priced Chinese imports flooded the market, statistics showed on Wednesday.

The spicy foodstuff is emblematic of Korean cuisine and

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