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China urges 'calm, calm, calm' on the peninsula

2010-12-18 15:48:05 GMT2010-12-18 23:48:05 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun urged the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to show calm, restraint and not to take any action that may escalate the tension on the peninsula.

"The situation is highly complex and sensitive, and China is deeply concerned and worried. " Zhang said Saturday, in a latest call of talks, similar to the earlier statement by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu.

Zhang said China has made unremitting efforts recently to defuse the tension by sending State Councilor Dai Bingguo to visit the DPRK and ROK to exchange ideas candidly and also encourage the engagement and dialogues.

"To ease, not nervous, to dialogue, not confrontation, to peace, not war, is the strong desire and voice of the people in the region and international community. There should be no more escalation on the peninsula. China will resolutely oppose any actions that could lead to a deterioration and escalation in the situation and wreck regional peace and stability," Zhang said.

"China calls on both countries to be calm, calm and calm, restraint, restraint and restraint, give top priority to the safety of 70 million Koreans, give priority to the regional peace, and avoid any new military clash. China hopes relevant parties could seek solutions in a responsible and peaceful way"

"The situation also highlights the necessity and urgency of holding Six-Party Talks. China calls again all parties to return to the right path of dialogue."

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