China’S Harsh Words Mask A Change Boom With South Korea

On Thursday, South Korea unveiled tax benefits for retailers hit by the tourism drop-off and cheap loans for its automakers.
That is good news for South Korea, though perhaps not for its snails.
“China’s smartphone makers rely heavily on South Korean chip producers such as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix for chips to expand memory capacity in phones.
“I think the impact of Thaad on duty-free stores in South Korea or on Korean goods is gone.
But Mr. Li’s enthusiasm for South Korean snail products helps explain a development that might surprise some people watching the relationship between China and South Korea deteriorate: Trade between the two countries is steadily rising.

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