Tensions between China and South Korea over the THAAD anti-missile network eased last week after Seoul said it would not sign up for a broader system or enter a military alliance with the United States and Japan. Photo: Handout Tensions between China and South Korea over the THAAD anti-missile network eased last week after Seoul said it would not sign up for a broader system or enter a military alliance with the United States and Japan. Photo: Handout
Tensions between China and South Korea over the THAAD anti-missile network eased last week after Seoul said it would not sign up for a broader system or enter a military alliance with the United States and Japan. Photo: Handout

Why South Korea’s promises on THAAD and a US-Japan alliance are so important to China

Beijing can breathe a little easier as fears of a ‘mini Nato’ in Asia wane with Seoul’s latest defence assurances

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Tensions between China and South Korea over the THAAD anti-missile network eased last week after Seoul said it would not sign up for a broader system or enter a military alliance with the United States and Japan. Photo: Handout Tensions between China and South Korea over the THAAD anti-missile network eased last week after Seoul said it would not sign up for a broader system or enter a military alliance with the United States and Japan. Photo: Handout
Tensions between China and South Korea over the THAAD anti-missile network eased last week after Seoul said it would not sign up for a broader system or enter a military alliance with the United States and Japan. Photo: Handout
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