The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday responded to South Korea’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment and a ban on South Korean TV dramas.
China and Russia have repeatedly expressed their concerns and stern opposition to the deployment of THAAD, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang at a regular briefing, urging the US and South Korea to “respect reasonable security concerns.”
South Korean protesters stage a rally to oppose THAAD in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea on February 28, 2017. /CFP Photo
China has always held clear, firm and consistent opposition to the deployment of the THAAD missile system, reiterated Geng Shuang. China hopes South Korea can value progress made in bilateral relations, fully respect public will and sentiment, and stop the THAAD deployment to avoid further damage to bilateral ties, economic cooperation and cultural exchanges.
As to a ban on South Korean TV dramas on Chinese video websites, Geng Shuang said China still holds a positive and open attitude towards bilateral communication and cooperation between China and South Korea.