China Warns Korea Against U.S. Missile Defense

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan has warned against indirect U.S. attempts to include South Korea in its missile defense system, which is widely believed to be aimed at containing Beijing.

The U.S. Forces Korea wants to deploy the so-called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which forms the core of Washington’s global missile defense.

Chang was speaking at a South Korea-China defense ministers meeting in Seoul on Wednesday.

But a ministry spokesman said Chang “virtually accepted” joint annual South Korea-U.S. military exercises, which regularly provoke the ire of North Korea.

Full article: China Warns Korea Against U.S. Missile Defense (The Chosun Ilbo)

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