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South Korea Lobbies China at WTO Over Missile Shield Trade Spat

  • Seoul raises worries over Chinese economic retaliation
  • Move not legal action, aimed at sharing with other countries
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Why a U.S. Missile Defense System Is Angering China

South Korea has taken a tentative first step against China at the World Trade Organization, complaining about its economic retaliation over the planned deployment of a U.S. missile shield.

Seoul on Friday raised the possibility that Beijing is violating WTO rules with its actions against South Korea’s tourism and retail sectors, Kang Myung-soo, director-general of the Trade Ministry’s trade cooperation bureau, said by text message.