The BBC took a look at the recent public outcry in China over the installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system, and saw no signs the government intends to stop fanning the flames. China’s state-controlled media provides extensive coverage of the event, describing the THAAD system as a Trojan horse designed to install high-tech radar equipment closer to China, and has called on citizens to boycott Korean goods. The news has sparked public protest and destruction of Korean products. China’s state media has deployed public sentiment against the Philippines and Japan in response to territorial disputes, but has in the past called for calm after protests turned violent.
Beijing creates, deploys anti-Korean sentiment
China’s state-controlled media has whipped up public outrage following the installation of the THAAD missile defense system and shows no signs of putting out the flames