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South Korea holds emergency meeting to discuss trade barriers with China

Staff Writer | January 18, 2017
The South Korean government held an "emergency meeting" in response to China's enforcement of new trade barriers.
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Asian tensions   New trade barriers
According to Seoul's trade ministry, for the first time government officials met with business executives representing the automobile, tourism and cosmetics industries to discuss challenges and countermeasures, local news service EDaily reported.

South Koreans have grown concerned Beijing may have been boycotting Korean artists and Korean companies in China.

South Korean airlines, including Asiana and Jeju Air, have not been allowed to dispatch charter flights to and from China, and electric carmakers that use Samsung or LG batteries have been excluded from Chinese government subsidies, according to the report.

China has also banned the import of 28 cosmetic products, and 19 of them are of South Korean origin.