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When a cruise ship recently docked at South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju, it was astonished to find all 3,400 Chinese passengers on board refused to disembark, leaving about 80 tour buses as well as some tour guides all at sea. It was the first time that such a large group of passengers refused to disembark at Jeju in over two decades, amid a standoff between China and South Korea over Seoul's determination to deploy the US THAAD missile defense system
I don’t think the deployment can be stopped, but agree with their boycott that China’s voice must be heard. Realistically speaking, the aim of boycotting is not to make THAAD disappear, but to make such decision very costly.


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Post time 2017-3-13 14:21:57 |Display all floors
China has no moral right to blackmail S Korea over their intention to build up their self-defence infrastructure. Boycotting is an attempt at blackmail. You Chinese can do that because your arguments are weak; you cannot come up with convincing and morally right arguments. You never have. The world will take cognizance.

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I just read a European point of view: the Chiense claim they are now willing to play by international rules and accept free trade; but then they have some theological differences with S Korea, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, the E.U., the U.S.A. and what will they do? In S Korea's case - they boycott a national economy to bring their government down.

We should not do business with such blackmailers.

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zjjhpj Post time: 2017-3-13 21:29
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Analysis often read in western media is, that this kind of incidents are examples of why China's aims to increase global influence should be restricted and contained.

For example in context of China's foreign investments, it is evident that China and Chinese companies (either by their own choice or by government pressure) would use their position as political weapons.

Actions like this are a double bladed knife. If not careful, they can stab China to its own leg.

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seneca Post time: 2017-3-13 14:21
China has no moral right to blackmail S Korea over their intention to build up their self-defence in ...

I agree with you on that.  

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