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South Korean Stocks Fall on Fears of Chinese Tourism Ban - Voice of America

South Korean companies Friday bore the brunt of Chinese anger over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system outside Seoul, as shares tumbled after media reports of Beijing tour operators being ordered to stop selling trips to the country ...and more »

Confidential UN Report Details North Korea's Front Companies in China - Foreign Policy (blog)

A maze of shadowy businesses allows Kim Jong-un to evade sanctions and experts say there's no way Beijing doesn't know. By Colum Lynch. | February 28, 2017, 4:38 PM. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency ...and more »

China bans tour groups to South Korea as defence spat worsens - Financial Times

Beijing has banned Chinese tour groups from visiting South Korea, as China escalates its retaliation against the planned Korean deployment of the US-built Thaad missile shield. Group tours departing after March 15 must be cancelled, with companies not ...and more »

What Tensions? 'Friendship' on Display as North Korean Official Visits China - The Diplomat

Vice Foreign Minister Ri Kil-song is in Beijing, the first such high-level visit in nine months. By Shannon Tiezzi for The Diplomat. March 03, 2017. February was a rough month for China-North Korea ties. North Korea conducted a missile test, which ...and more »

THAAD: A Critical Litmus Test for South Korea-China Relations - 38 North

close-up of a indicator paper On July 8, 2016, the Republic of Korea and the United States announced their decision to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on South Korean territory. That intent was reiterated in phone ...and more »

China is trying to punish South Korea by keeping its tourists away - Quartz

Korean state media Yonhap reported yesterday (March 2) that China's national tourism administration has told travel agencies to stop selling group packages and offering free trips from Beijing to South Korea. Since July, relations between Beijing and ...and more »

Foreign Minister Wang Yi Meets with Vice Foreign Minister Ri Kil Song of DPRK - MFA China

On March 1, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with visiting Vice Foreign Minister Ri Kil Song of the Democratic People's Public of Korea (DPRK). Wang Yi expressed that China and the DPRK are linked by mountains and rivers. It is China's consistent ...and more »

The surprising reason why China is blocking South Korean music videos and TV - Vox

China is not happy about Washington's agreement with Seoul to build a missile shield system, known as THAAD, in South Korea to protect the close US ally from North Korean attacks. Beijing has condemned it in unusually blunt terms, with a Foreign ...and more »

China Needs More Than Exhortation to Break With North Korea - The Diplomat

The media has been too distracted with what happened (or didn't) in Sweden and how many days it took Trump to express his feelings about antisemitism to pay much attention to a major announcement by China recently. Beijing said that it would be ...and more »

China's 'unofficial' sanctions rattle South Korea - CNNMoney

South Korean businesses were rattled Friday by signs that the deployment of a controversial U.S. missile system in the country could spark a travel boycott by China. The government in Seoul said it believed Chinese authorities had told travel agencies ...and more »