SEOUL, March 16 South Korea's Vice Foreign
Minister Lim Sung-nam said on Thursday China's retaliation over
South Korea's agreement to host a THAAD unit is because of a
lack of understanding about the U.S. missile defense system.
South Korean firms feel they are being retaliated against in
China because of China's objections to the deployment of the
missile system. China sees the system's powerful radar as a
threat to its security.
Lim, answering questions from members of parliament, said
South Korea had explained to China the system was to defend
against North Korea's missile threat but China did not fully
understand that point.
South Korea's Defence Minister Han Min-koo told parliament
China's concern about the THAAD system's radar was unfounded.
(Reporting by Jack Kim and Christine Kim; Editing by Robert