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Beijing Winter Olympics

Korean traditional dress at Beijing Olympics sparks outcry

Anti-Chinese sentiment stoked amid accusations of cultural appropriation

A performer, second from right, is clad in a traditional Korean hanbok during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics on Feb. 4. (Yonhap via AP)

SEOUL -- The opening ceremony for the Beijing Winter Olympics has drawn widespread condemnation in South Korea over the wearing of traditional clothing.

The early part of Friday's event featured performers representing 56 ethnic groups, with one performer sporting a white jeogori top and a pink chima skirt, which together make up Korean hanbok attire.

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