China maintains communication over Korean Peninsula

China has maintained communication with all parties on the situation on the Korean Peninsula since the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched a satellite on Dec. 12, 2012, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a regular press briefing in response to a question on whether China […]

China urges calm, restraint over Korean Peninsula

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday urged all relevant parties to remain calm and restrained regarding the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. “The Chinese side opposes any moves that may lead to the escalation of tensions and are inconducive to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing. He […]

Japan, U.S. officials meet on DPRK’s potential nuclear test

Japanese officials met with a visiting U.S. special envoy here on Monday and agreed to closely cooperate to urge the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to carry out new nuclear test, local media reported. Shinsuke Sugiyama, director general of Asian and Oceanic Affairs Bureau of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, and Glyn Davies, the […]

Sanctions mean declaration of war: DPRK

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed Friday to take “strong physical countermeasures” if South Korea is directly involved in the UN sanctions, which would be seen as “a declaration of war” against Pyongyang. “We declare complete nullification of the Joint Declaration on Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula adopted in 1992 and its total […]

China urges calm after DPRK nuclear test announcement

China urges calm after DPRK nuclear test announcement

A Foreign Ministry spokesman called for calm and restraint from all concerned parties on Thursday after the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed to conduct “a higher-level nuclear test.” “It is in the common interests of all parties concerned to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and achieve the denuclearization of the […]

China eyes stronger partnership with ROK

China eyes stronger partnership with ROK

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said during a Monday meeting with ROK president-elect Park Geun-hye’s special envoy Kim Moo-sung that China looks forward to a stronger partnership with the Republic of Korea (ROK). Increasingly close and mature bilateral ties have not only brought substantial benefits to the two nations, but also made contributions to peace, stability […]

China urges UNSC calm on DPRK satellite

China on Monday called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to react calmly to the recent satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). “China maintains that the UNSC’s reaction be prudent and moderate, work for the peace and stability of the (Korean) Peninsula and avoid the progressive escalation of tensions,” Foreign […]

DPRK calls for UN Command dissolution, peace treaty

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday called for the dissolution of the UN Command (UNC) and a peace treaty to replace the Armistice Agreement (AA), the official news agency KCNA reported. A DPRK foreign ministry memorandum said whether the United States dismantles the UNC or not could be seen as a measurement […]

China FM in Korean denuclearization call

A spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday called for concerted efforts by all parties to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Asked to comment on reports in media in the Republic of Korea that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is planning a nuclear test, Hong Lei said peace and stability on the peninsula is […]

China to further ties with ROK

China is ready to work with the Republic of Korea (ROK) to further promote bilateral relations in light of the election of ROK President Park Geun-hye, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday. President Hu Jintao has given congratulations to Park, Hua said at a daily press briefing. Hailing the progress of China-ROK relations since […]