Lu Kang, Chinese foreign-ministry spokesman, berated South Korea after its agreement with Washington to deploy THAAD, an advanced missile-defence system. THAAD’s radar can penetrate inside Chinese territory, which is one reason Beijing has opposed it. China’s plan to take “relevant measures” has led to concerns over South Korea’s economy. For instance, Korean cosmetics companies’ share prices plummeted on the news, owing to worries Chinese consumers would buy less of their products.
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