Monday, August 8, 2016

China And South Korea Are Waging A War of Words Over The Deployment Of U.S. Missile-Defense Systems

CSM: South Korea and China trade barbs over US missile-defense system

China said South Korea is to blame for the regional instability, but South Korea's presidential office said China should do more to curb North Korea's provocations.

South Korea reproached claims by China that its decision to deploy a missile defense system on the Korean peninsula will destabilize the region, as tensions between the Asian powers have risen over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) unit.

President Park Geun-hye of South Korea said Sunday that the blame Beijing assigned to it in an editorial in the Chinese-run People’s Daily on Wednesday was “out of place.” The statement from Ms. Park’s office instead put the onus on Beijing, which she said has not curbed North Korea enough.

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WNU Editor: Some South Koreans are not happy with the South Korean government's decision to deploy THAAD .... South Korean lawmakers defy president with visit to China (AFP-JIJI).

More News On China - South Korean Differences Over The Deployment Of U.S. Missile-Defense Systems

South Korea presidential office says China 'out-of-place' on THAAD -- Reuters
‘Purely defensive’: Seoul discards China’s concerns over US’ THAAD system -- RT
South Korea Scoffs at China’s Fear of THAAD, Tells Beijing to Stop North Korea -- Sputnik
China Threatens Sanctions over THAAD Proposals -- International Policy Digest
N. Korea orders diplomatic missions to use THAAD to drive wedge between S. Korea and China -- Yonhap News Agency
Why South Koreans shouldn't be surprised by THAAD-crisis with China -- NK News

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