When the United States and South Korea decided in 2016 that US Forces Korea would deploy the THAAD missile defence shield system in South Korea, relations between Beijing and Seoul fell off a cliff. Photo: AP.
Ankit Panda
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Opinion

Ankit Panda

Opinion: has China really backed down over South Korea missile shield row?

Two nations are trying to heal relations after defence shield dispute but Beijing appears to have won significant concessions from Seoul, Ankit Panda writes

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When the United States and South Korea decided in 2016 that US Forces Korea would deploy the THAAD missile defence shield system in South Korea, relations between Beijing and Seoul fell off a cliff. Photo: AP.
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