HOW PARK GEUN-HYE’S IMPEACHMENT CAN HEAL SEOUL’S RIFT WITH BEIJING

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The impeachment of South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye may have dragged the country into political chaos, but it may also help to heal a diplomatic rift with Beijing over the planned deployment of a US missile shield.

Analysts say recent overtures from Korean opposition parties’ over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system – which could delay, if not prevent, its deployment – are being viewed positively by Beijing.

South Korean opposition lawmakers to visit China over THAAD

Eight lawmakers from the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) landed in China this week to meet China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi and other top officials to convey their belief that the decision to deploy THAAD should be left to the next president…

Read more : SCMP, 08.01.2017