China understands the desire of South Korea to protect against missile threats from North Korea, but urges Seoul to respect the concerns of Beijing, which opposes the accommodation on the Peninsula of an advanced U.S. missile defense system THAAD.
This is stated in the statement of the Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi, according to Reuters. The statement was issued after the meeting, Wang And Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Yun Bence on the sidelines of the Munich security conference.
China worried that a powerful radar system will be examined, and its territory, so Beijing has consistently opposed the deployment of American missiles in South Korea.
The statement said that “the security of one country should not be at the expense of damage to the security of the other country.” “China understands that South Korea has to defend its security, and at the same time, South Korea must consider the reasonable position of China,” explained Wang.
The Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee in the national people’s Congress Fu Ying representatives in a panel discussion at the Munich conference that China “may not understand Washington’s decision to deploy the system in South Korea”.
“It’s like stabbing your friends” she said and added that the system is in any case will not lead to improving the security of South Korea.