1. China demands ‘immediate’ halt to US missile shield in South Korea

China demands ‘immediate’ halt to US missile shield in South Korea

China called today for the immediate suspension of a controversial missile defence system hours after Washington confirmed the shield was now operational in South Korea.

By: | Beijing | Published: May 2, 2017 3:23 PM
We will firmly take necessary measures to uphold our interests,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing. (Reuters)

China called today for the immediate suspension of a controversial missile defence system hours after Washington confirmed the shield was now operational in South Korea.

“China’s position is clear-cut and firm. We oppose the deployment of the THAAD system in (South Korea) and urge relevant sides to immediately stop the deployment.

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We will firmly take necessary measures to uphold our interests,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing.

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