With the spirit of reconciliation spreading
fast in East Asia, China has also eased its ban on group tours to South Korea. The country’s tourism bureau told tour agencies
in the city of Wuhan, to resume sales of these items. Sources say the conditions are similar to
those in Beijing and Shandong,… which stipulate they cannot be sold at low prices, and that
bans on cruise tours and chartered planes remain in place. Also, it must not include stays at Lotte Hotels
or shopping at Lotte Duty Free stores. The Korean retail giant provided the land
to station the THAAD battery. China perceives that missile defense system
as a security threat, and launched various retaliatory measures like the tour ban.