China – South Korea Tensions

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In Jeju, an island of South Korea, Chinese tourists normally arrive buy the boatload for fun and shopping.

But now the machinery of tourism has ground to a halt.

As a Shanghai publication reported:

“Tensions are apparently running so high over the installation of the THAAD missile defense system that Chinese tourists don’t even want to visit the South Korea resort island of Jeju anymore.

When a cruise ship docked at the Chinese tourist mecca in the Korea Strait on Saturday afternoon, all 3,400 passengers on board refused to disembark, much to the surprise of the ship’s captain, South Korean customs officials, tour guides and the drivers of 80 tour buses waiting to transport them around the island.”

Photographs with the full story are found here:

http://shanghaiist.com/2017/03/13/chinese_tourists_refuse_jeju.php

 

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