China again warns against U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea

China “means what it says” when it says it will consider countermeasures against the planned U.S. deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea, the defense ministry said on Thursday.

The South Korean defense ministry said it would announce a new location for the system on Friday, after opposition from residents for the initial site choice.

Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said China’s opposition to THAAD was clear.

“We will pay close attention to relevant developments, and consider taking necessary actions to protect national strategic security and the regional strategic balance,” Yang told a monthly news briefing.

“What needs to be stressed is that Chinese people mean what they say,” he added, without elaborating.

Full article: China again warns against U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea (Reuters)

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