日將韓踢出貿易白名單即日生效 | Japan’s move to lower South Korea trade status takes effect

照片攝於八月二十七日,在東京記者會上的日本經濟產業大臣世耕弘成。(美聯社) | In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, photo, Japan's Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Japan removed South Korea from a list of nations given preferential trade status, a decision when announced earlier has set off a series of actions from both sides that have hurt bilateral relations. (Takuya Hatayama/Kyodo News via AP)
照片攝於八月二十七日,在東京記者會上的日本經濟產業大臣世耕弘成。(美聯社) | In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, photo, Japan's Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Japan removed South Korea from a list of nations given preferential trade status, a decision when announced earlier has set off a series of actions from both sides that have hurt bilateral relations. (Takuya Hatayama/Kyodo News via AP)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】日本將韓國踢出貿易白名單於週三開始生效,此舉早已激起民憤並傷害雙邊關係。

Japan’s downgrading of South Korea’s trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that already set off reaction and hurt bilateral relations.

現在開始,日本廠商必須申請才能將科技相關產品出口到韓國,包括製作顯示器所需的氟聚酰亞胺。在南韓還是日本的優惠貿易夥伴時,出口產品只需要簡單的檢查就行。

Japanese manufacturers now must apply for approval for each technology-related contract for South Korean export, such as fluorinated polyimides used for displays. South Korea’s previous status as a preferential trade partner meant simple checks on exports.

自從日本將南韓從貿易白名單剔除後,南韓也決定將日本的降級,從下個月開始生效。韓方更宣布終止雙方交換軍事情報。

Since Japan announced the decision, South Korea decided to similarly downgrade Tokyo’s trade status, which will take effect next month. Seoul has also canceled a deal to share military intelligence with Japan.

南韓指控日本將貿易當作武器,只因為雙方在日本殖民時期的相關議題上意見分歧。日本在1910年到1945年間殖民朝鮮半島。

South Korea has accused Japan of weaponizing trade because of a separate dispute linked to Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945.

日本否認利用貿易進行報復,並表示關於戰爭時期的補償都已解決。

Japan denies retaliating and says wartime compensation issues were already settled.