05 Mar '17, 11am

Chinese protest against South Korea's Lotte

Chinese protest against South Korea's Lotte

BEIJING: Dozens of people holding Chairman Mao posters protested in China's Jilin province on Sunday (Mar 5), calling for a boycott of South Korean goods as part of a backlash against the country's Lotte Group. The retail giant has faced growing opposition in China since signing a deal to provide land for a US missile-defence system Tuesday. The plan to install the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was prompted by threats from North Korea, but Beijing fears the move will undermine its own military capabilities. "No to THAAD! Boycott Korean goods!" chanted the protesters in northern Jilin province. "Patriotism starts with me! Long live the Communist Party!" Similar protests have sprouted across the country, as Lotte suffers setbacks in several of its Chinese ventures - from last month's government-ordered halt of a US$2.6 billion theme park project to appar...

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