|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on ROK and US's Decision to Officially Start Talks on Deploying THAAD System in ROK|
Q: The Defense Ministry of the ROK officially announced on February 7 that the ROK and the US have decided to formally start talks on deploying the THAAD system to the US military base in the ROK. What is China's comment?
A: The Chinese side is deeply concerned about it. China holds a consistent and clear position on anti-missile issues. No country shall undermine other countries' security interests while pursuing its own. Moving ahead with the deloyment of anti-missile systems in the region will further raise tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It will not help maintain regional peace and stability, nor will it lead to a proper settlement of the current situation. We urge relevant parties to deal with this issue with care and caution.