Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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South Korean Politicians Condemn CCP’s Interference in Upcoming Presidential Electionon July 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm

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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ambassador to South Korea, Xing Haiming, has publicly criticized Yoon Seok-youl, the former South Korean attorney general and a popular presidential candidate, for his stance on diplomacy and national security. However, many South Korean politicians condemned Xing’s comments, seeing them as CCP interference in the country’s upcoming presidential election. Conservative Yoon Seok-youl, 61, is currently the most popular presidential candidate in the opposition party. In an interview with South Korea’s JoongAng Daily on July 14, Yoon suggested establishing an equal relationship with China by strengthening the South Korea–U.S. alliance and cooperation with countries of shared values. Yoon supported the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or “THAAD,” in South Korea and emphasized that it strengthens its national sovereignty. THAAD is a U.S.-designed and manufactured anti-missile system installed in South Korea between 2016 and 2017 to defend against North Korea’s nuclear missile threats. However, the CCP …

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