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China-South Korea tensions grow over THAAD, fishermen deaths

A Chinese fishing boat burns on Thursday after South Korean authorities reportedly threw flash grenades into the vessel.   © Yonhap/Kyodo

SEOUL -- The cool relations between Beijing and Seoul were strained further Friday as South Korea moved forward with plans to install an advanced U.S. missile defense system on its territory.

An incident in Korean waters that led to the death of Chinese fishermen is putting additional pressure on relations.

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