China calls for restraint on Korean Peninsula issue

Zhang Tao

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise restraint and work with China to find an effective way out of the Korean Peninsula issue.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks while responding to a question regarding the test firing of three short-range missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) into its eastern waters on Saturday.

Currently the situation on the peninsula is complicated and sensitive, Hua said. "Relevant parties should exercise restraint, refrain from any action that may irritate each other or intensify tensions, and make concerted efforts to maintain peace and stability on the peninsula."

The "dual-track approach" and the "suspension for suspension" initiative proposed by China are practical and feasible ways to address security concerns of relevant parties in a balanced way, and to settle the Korean Peninsula issue in the current circumstances, Hua said.

She called on parties concerned to respond to China's proposals, and work together to find an effective way out of the issue.


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