15 September 2017

News Story: Seoul dismisses idea of petitioning WTO over China's THAAD retaliation

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's presidential office Thursday dismissed the idea of petitioning the World Trade Organization (WTO) over China's economic retaliation for the deployment of a U.S. missile defense battery here, saying now is the time for joint efforts to rein in an increasingly provocative North Korea.

"We hope to address difficult issues between South Korea and China by further strengthening strategic communication and cooperation," presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun told reporters.

"Now is a very important juncture for maintaining cooperation with China due to North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations," he added.

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