30 August 2017

News Story: China asks for restraint on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday called on all parties involved in the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to refrain from provoking each other and raising tension.

"All parties should exercise restraint and work together to maintain peace and stability on the Peninsula," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying at a daily press briefing when commenting on the missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The past has proven that pressure and sanctions alone will not settle the issue. The Peninsula nuclear issue is long-standing, intricate and complex, she said.

"The only solution is to resolve the legitimate security concerns of all parties in a balanced way through dialogues. That is the way to break the vicious cycle of endless nuclear tests, missile launches and military drills," said Hua.

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Story Quote: "Hua called on all parties to give serious thoughts to the "suspension-for-suspension" proposal China raised as a practical, feasible, fair, unbiased and effective way out of the current malaise."

PacificSentinel: Ho-Hum...China banning this drum again, it simply doesn't matter if North Korea has Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Weapons or not, South Korea has a military, as such they NEED to conduct Military Exercises to keep these forces combat ready, a military that doesn't, will atrophy and become useless. Regardless of the political conditions on the Korean Peninsula, the South Korean military will still have to conduct Military Exercises, so this whole "suspension-for-suspension" proposal is a stupid idea.