China Restarts Tourist Visits to South Korea After Eight Months of Diplomatic Dispute Over THAAD
Xu Wei
/SOURCE : Yicai
China Restarts Tourist Visits to South Korea After Eight Months of Diplomatic Dispute Over THAAD

(Yicai Global) Nov. 21 -- Chinese tourist groups have started visiting South Korea eight months after the diplomatic crisis sparked by the issue of the deployment of the US anti-ballistic missile system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), in the country, the South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo reported.

A Chinese tourist group with 25 people will depart Shanghai to visit the touristic Jeju island in South Korea on Nov. 28, said Woo Sung-duk, the representative of the tourism company, Huacheng, on Nov.19.

The company brought around 1 million Chinese tourists to South Korea last year. It will soon organize larger group tours, Woo said, adding that Huacheng even plans to restart charter flights to Jeju next month given the scale of the demand.

Chinese tourism companies boycotted South Korea during the THAAD crisis, cancelling all tours to the country. China and South Korea held diplomatic talks to resolve the issue in recent weeks, which put the bilateral ties back on right track.

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Keywords: South Korea , TOURISM , THAAD , Jeju