China's stance on Korean Peninsula

CNC reporting from Beijing
Added On May 9, 2013

China's Foreign Ministry says China has maintained close contact and consultation with relevant sides on the Korean Peninsula to ease tensions there and realize its stability.

On Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China has taken a fair stance in regional security issues... Including tensions with Pyongyang towards Washington and Seoul.

Hua's remarks came after South Korean President Park Geun Hye, said on Tuesday that China should exercise more leverage over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...

And instruct the DPRK to choose a peaceful path.

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) HUA CHUNYING, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman:
"China has always taken a just, objective and responsible attitude in tackling issues concerning regional security and stability. China believes in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, realizing denuclearization on the peninsula and resolving relevant issues through dialogue and consultation."

After referring to the U.S.-South Korean alliance, the Chinese spokeswoman also said China hopes 'relevant bilateral relations can play a constructive role... in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula'.