BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday appealed for relevant parties not to take any actions that could worsen the situation of the Korean Peninsula.
At a daily press briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said, "The situation of the peninsula currently is sensitive and complicated." He added that China called on relevant parties to exercise calm.
When asked to confirm a report by Reuters, which said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had told China that it is prepared to carry out one or even two more nuclear tests, or another rocket launch this year, Hong replied he "did not know where the Reuters report came from."
The DPRK conducted its third nuclear test on Feb. 12 despite opposition from the international community.
Hong reiterated that China opposes DPRK's nuclear test.
China holds that the UN Security Council's relevant discussions should be conducive to the realization of denuclearization, non-proliferation, and peace and stability on the peninsula, he said. The spokesman added that China is ready to maintain contacts with all relevant parties in this regard.
BEIJING, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- The United States should reflect seriously on the latest nuclear test of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which was caused by long-standing antagonism between the two countries, Chinese experts said.
After the DPRK's nuclear test earlier this week, some Western media said China's policy toward the country has proven to be a failure, a straw-man fallacy refuted by Chinese experts and scholars. Full story
PYONGYANG, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Tuesday that its nuclear test was an act of self-defense against the United States' hostility.
It is "natural just measure for self-defense to react to the U.S. ever-increasing nuclear threat with nuclear deterrence," a spokesman for the DPRK's Foreign Ministry said in a statement released by the official news agency KCNA. Full story
BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held telephone talks on Thursday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov over the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The two senior diplomats also exchanged their views on the current situation on the Korean Peninsula and agreed to stay in close contact on the issue. Full story
MOSCOW, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Moscow will join the UN Security Council to work out an adequate international response to the latest nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Moscow will "do its best" in the UNSC framework in reaction to the nuclear test, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said during a press briefing. Full story