South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (left) bumps elbows with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Qingdao, China, on August 9. Photo: South Korea Foreign Ministry via AP
South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (left) bumps elbows with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Qingdao, China, on August 9. Photo: South Korea Foreign Ministry via AP
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South Korea resists China pressure to limit use of US-built THAAD missile system

  • Seoul rejected Beijing’s demand that it stop deploying additional anti-missile batteries, saying the system is a means of self-defence
  • The bickering over the THAAD missile defence shield emerged after an apparently smooth first visit to China by South Korea’s foreign minister this week

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (left) bumps elbows with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Qingdao, China, on August 9. Photo: South Korea Foreign Ministry via AP
South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (left) bumps elbows with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Qingdao, China, on August 9. Photo: South Korea Foreign Ministry via AP
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