China opposes deployment of US THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea

10:43 AM | 5 Sep, 2016
China opposes deployment of US THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea
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BEIJING - China has announced that it openly opposes the deployment of the US THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea to counter the North Korean threat.

This was stated by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye in Hangzhou.

He said that mishandling of the issue is not conducive way to strategic stability in the region and could intensify disputes further escalating the situation.

President Xi said that Beijing fear the system's radar will also be able to track its military capabilities in the region.

Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hangzhou.

During the meeting, Chinese President said we ought to respect and give consideration to each other's concerns, and use constructive methods to handle disputes.

Modi also raised the issue of China's opposition to India's membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group.