A Chinese military expert has stepped forward with bizarre claims in regards to the South Korean martial art form, taekwondo.

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South Korean taekwondo competitors | Yonhap News

China has been continuously making interesting claims, trying to take the credit of many historically important South Korean commodities. They previously asserted that the hanbokkimchi and the Korean flag were all Chinese inventions, thus making them Chinese. To add onto the growing list of strange claims made by China, we have a Chinese military expert who has come forward to declare that the South Korean martial art form, taekwondo is also Chinese.

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Chinese women in taekwondo uniforms in front of a Chinese flag. The caption “historically, all of Korea is actually China’s” | YouTube

The man, who serves as an editorial writer for the show started off his segment by acknowledging that taekwondo is indeed, Korean.

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Still from “With Chinese” video | YouTube

Taekwondo is indeed Korean.

— Chinese military expert

He continues by acknowledging that it was South Korea who invented it.

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Still from “With Chinese” video | YouTube

You can say that taekwondo was invented by Korean people.

— Chinese military expert

This is where the military expert began his strange claim to the South Korean martial art form.

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Still from “With Chinese” video | YouTube

However, since the Chinese people made the Korean people…

— Chinese military expert

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Still from “With Chinese” video | YouTube

Technically, taekwondo is Chinese.

— Chinese military expert

He concludes this baffling claim by stating that it’s not too complex of a solution.

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Still from “With Chinese” video | YouTube

If you think like this, it’s all very simple.

— Chinese military expert

This is not the first attempt that China has made with these interesting claims. Previously, a Chinese game show tried to take the credit for the creation of the Korean flag by declaring it was invented by a Chinese diplomat. They also previously took credit for the invention of the traditional Korean garment, hanbok. They took it as far as threatening MAMAMOO‘s hanbok outfits due to “insulting Chinese letters” when in reality, the words written on the girl group’s hanboks were in Korean. It was during this controversy that Chinese netizens tried to assert ownership over the traditional Korean garment.

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MAMAMOO’s hanboks that created controversy | @mamamoo_official/Instagram

The tension between the two countries is becoming more evident, with the Chinese media visibly trying to discredit South Korea in different ways. The strain in the relationship seemed to have began when BTS won the highly coveted Van Fleet Award. Chinese netizens were not happy when the global boy group did not acknowledge the sacrifices made by the Chinese government during their acceptance speech. Ever since then, China has been keeping up with their odd antics, trying to take credit for everything South Korea is known for. The country even tried to take credit for BTS’s monumental GRAMMY nomination.

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BTS’s monumental GRAMMY nomination | GRAMMY

We can only hope that the strain between the two countries gets resolved sooner than later.