South Koreans, Chinese clash on social media over Chinese-style Kimchi winning international certificate

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – China’s efforts to win an international certification for Pao Cai, a pickled vegetable dish from Sichuan, is turning into a social media showdown between Chinese and South Korean netizens over the origin of Kimchi, a staple Korean cuisine made of cabbage.

Beijing recently won a certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for Pao Cai, an achievement the state-run Global Times reported as “an international standard for the Kimchi industry led by China.”

South Korean media was fast to dispute such a claim and accuse the bigger neighbour of trying to make Kimchi a type of China-made Pao Cai.

The episode triggered anger on South Korean social media. “Its total nonsense, what a thief stealing our culture!” a South Korean netizen wrote on Naver.com, a widely popular web portal.

“I read a media story that China now says Kimchi

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AIICT launches new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

A new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) has been established by the Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) to provide students with some of the “most in-demand ICT skills”, such as networking and cyber security, who are looking to enter the ICT industry.

According to AIICT – a start-up launched in 2019 by cybersecurity training provider DDLS – in light of critical ICT and cybersecurity skills shortages in Australia “which have skyrocketed even further as a result of remote working”, it has designed the course specifically for individuals who aspire to work in entry-level ICT administrator or technician roles.

“Uniquely, the 100% online course allows students to study at their own pace, and start whenever they are ready. If Australia is going to fix its skills shortages and encourage more professionals into the field, it is crucial that people have access to flexible, quality online training programs, which they can

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Qatar- Katara Towers, Lusail Marina District receives certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating

(MENAFN – The Peninsula) Doha: Katara Towers’ Development at Lusail have become the first hospitality project in Qatar to receive certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating at the design stage.

The Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is MENA region’s first performance based green building certification system utilized by buildings, districts and infrastructure projects to assess their environmental impact. With the project design assessed by sustainability experts at the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD), the awarded provisional certificate reflects the expected level of green credentials to be achieved by Katara Towers upon completion. 

Speaking about the project, Founding Chairman of GORD, Dr. Yousef Alhorr said, ‘GSAS-D & B has been implemented on a range of public and private projects in Lusail City but the iconic twin towers stand out in more ways than one. As the first GSAS-D & B 5-Star hotel project, Katara Towers will

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