China says hopes language institute can keep playing role in S.Korea

China says hopes language institute can keep playing role in S.Korea

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it hoped the government-funded Confucius Institute could continue to play a role in South Korea after the government there said it had stopped issuing visas for some Chinese teachers. The visa decision comes amid anger in China at the planned deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, which it says is to defend against North Korea, but which China says threatens its security, as its radar could extend into China. China says its Confucius Institutes around the world are established…

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