27 Dec '17, 6am

[Mothership] South Korea bore the economic brunt of China’s wrath in 2017 https://t.co/35xgSAEhE8

Pain is inevitable when you offend someone who is overwhelmingly stronger and not averse to asserting its superiority over you. Perhaps no other country would understand this as much as South Korea in 2017. From the boycotting of its products, to the limiting of Chinese tourists to the country and the crackdown on Korean pop culture, South Korea is arguably the country that felt the brunt of China’s wrath economically in 2017. Advertisement The beginning of South Korea’s pain The trouble for South Korea started when it decided to install a US-made anti-missile system known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) last July. Beijing considers THAAD a threat to its national security, and is concerned that the United States (US) might be able to spy on its territory using THAAD’s radar system. Since then, China has unleashed a series of economic retaliations on the latt...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/12/south-korea-china-thaad-eco...

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