THAAD Deployment in South Korea

South Korea and the United States announced their final decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) despite continued oppositions from neighboring countries. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said deployment of THAAD in South Korea will adversely impact the situation on the Korean Peninsula, regional stability and bilateral ties.


China reiterates opposition to US THAAD deployment

China has reiterated its opposition to the deployment of this THAAD system.

South Korea announces new site for THAAD

Following months of protests and public outcry, South Korea has announced a change of site for the controversial US defense system THAAD. Lotte Skyhill Country Club in northern Seongju is now set to be the new location for the system.

Foreign Ministers from China, Japan, and South Korea to meet in Tokyo

To start the programme with trilateral cooperation between China, Japan and South Korea. Foreign ministers from all three countries will meet this week in Tokyo. Formal talks will be held on Wednesday, where cooperation and regional and global issues will be discussed. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are also likely to be on the agenda.

Chinese FM: THAAD exceeds Seoul's defense needs

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has said the deployment of THAAD in South Korea exceeds Seoul's defense needs, and no explanation justifies the move. Wang made the remarks during his official visit to Sri Lanka earlier this week. Wang called on South Koreans to reconsider whether the decision is really good for the safety of their country.

800 protesters gather in Seongju county

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has defended the planned deployment of a US missile defense system in her national address during the country's Liberation Day. Just after the speech, more than 800 people have gathered in Seongju county and shaved their heads as a sign of protest. Our correspondent Jack Barton tells us more about the protest.

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China urges U.S., ROK to halt THAAD missile deployment

China on Friday urged the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to halt the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), an advanced U.S. missile defense system, on the Korean Peninsula.

Protests continue over THAAD in S. Korea on liberation day from Japan's colonial rule

Splits continued among South Korean people over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in their soil on Monday that marks the 71st anniversary of the Korean Peninsula's liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

THAAD deployment short-sighted for Seoul

The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system is a serious policy mistake made by South Korea, which is expected to escalate tension on the Korean Peninsula, a Russian political analyst said.

Hot-headed Seoul skating on thin ice with THAAD plan

The controversial deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on the Korean Peninsula is increasing concerns in neighboring China where some worry that a new Cold War is looming.

China voices opposition to S. Korea's THAAD deployment plan

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui on Tuesday expressed opposition to South Korea's plan to deploy a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system after a meeting here with his South Korean counterpart.

U.S. deploys THAAD in S. Korea with hidden agenda

The United States will deploy its THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea, claiming that the shield can deter threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. But don't be fooled. The superpower isn't acting in the interest of South Korea but has intent on serving its own agenda.

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