Iconic tracksuit sparks latest China-S. Korea cultural clash

A tussle over the design origins of the green tracksuit worn by actors in Netflix hit Squid Game is the latest in a long-running cultural clash between China and South Korea.

The squabble started when a Sungshin Women's University professor posted on his Instagram account on Oct 5 that Chinese netizens have been taking advantage of the popularity of the South Korean series to sell rip-offs of the show's iconic green tracksuits.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2021, with the headline 'Iconic tracksuit sparks latest China-S. Korea cultural clash'. Subscribe