A US soldier stands atop a military humvee at a training ground in Paju on February 8, 2016. Hours after North Korea's long-range rocket launch on February 7, South Korean and US military officials announced they would begin formal discussions on placing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD) on the North's doorstep. REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT - NO ARCHIVES - RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE -- AFP PHOTO / YONHAP

Washington’s THAAD missile system making Beijing nervous, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells John Kerry in Munich

The United States needs to proceed with caution on possible deployment of an advanced US missile defence system following North Korea’s recent rocket launch and not use this as an excuse to affect China’s security, the Chinese foreign minister said.

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