søndag 26. februar 2017

Why South Korean companies, entertainers are getting cold shoulder in China

Ever since Seoul agreed last year to host a US missile defense system, South Korean pop stars, musicians and companies have felt a distinct chill in China.This week, China took aim at Lotte, a South Korean conglomerate that owns the golf course on which the THAAD system will be located. China sees THAAD as a severe threat to its security interests, but South Korea and US see it a key to defending against potential threats from North Korea. China's official news agency, Xinhua, in a fiercely worded commentary Sunday, said the Lotte board would "hurt the Chinese people" and the "consequences could be severe" if it goes ahead and finalizes a land-swap deal. Read more