02:49 GMT01 December 2020
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    South Korea's export of agricultural products to China has decreased due to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, citing sources in the country's food industry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In July, Seoul and Washington agreed to deploy the THAAD system in South Korea's Seongju County amid growing tensions in he region spurred by North Korea's ballistic and nuclear tests. The deployment has already been criticized by a number of countries, including China.

    Beijing is believed to respond to the deployment with economic measures that has resulted in the decrease of Seoul's export, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported.

    The news outlet added that China had imposed stricter regulations on South Korea's exports of dairy products and pies.

    China and Russia both opposed the THAAD deployment, arguing the system could be applied beyond deterring North Korea and affect Chinese and Russian interests in the region. However, Japan expressed approval of the plan, stressing that THAAD deployment would contribute to establishing peace and stability in the region.


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