The United States says it will no longer ask South Korea to pay for an anti-missile system to defend against possible attacks from North Korea.

The missile defence system, known as THAAD, has angered China, which says it is a threat to its security.

Beijing is urging its citizens to boycott South Korean goods.

That is affecting tourism and even South Korean TV.

 

Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Seoul.

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