Two Chinese South Korean-style restaurants to stop selling Lotte products

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/3/9 13:48:39

Some China South Korean-style restaurants declared their relationship with Lotte, amid a domestic boycott against Lotte after the group signed an agreement with the South Korean military to provide land for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system deployment.

Multi-brand catering enterprise Halla Group released a statement on its website Tuesday, announcing that it has never sold or used any product from Lotte, and promised not to in the future.

Established in 2001 in Beijing, Halla is a company funded, operated and managed by Chinese, according to the statement.

Another barbeque restaurant Quanjincheng showed the same stance on Wednesday by saying that the company will remove all Lotte products including wine and beverages from its chain restaurants nationwide. "Quanjincheng will stop working with Lotte," said an announcement on its website.

Apart from these restaurants, domestic travel agencies have also removed tourism services to South Korea from their platforms.

Online travel service providers Ctrip, Tongcheng and Tuniu have removed all the travel products related to South Korea, including trips and tour guide services. C&D International Travel Agency Group announced on its WeChat account on Sunday that the company will remove tourism services to South Korea and cancel all tourism programs.

Lotte said in the statement sent to the Global Times on Monday that the company "has no choice" about the agreement, as it is a political decision.

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