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A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters/File Photo


BEIJING (Reuters) - South Korea's deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile defence system will worsen tension on the Korean peninsula and seriously affect Sino-U.S. trust, a senior Chinese military officer said on Monday.

Fan Changlong, a vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, made the comments during a meeting with U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, state news agency Xinhua said.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard and Judy Hua; Editing by Robert Birsel)


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