| 2 December 2022, Friday |

China repeats call for stability in Korean peninsula

The Chinese foreign ministry stated on Wednesday that China’s continuous attitude is to maintain stability on the Korean peninsula, after South Korean media reports that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test in the coming months.

The relevant parties should take meaningful steps to address the DPRK’s genuine concerns, said Wang Wenbin, spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, at a regular media conference, referring to North Korea’s formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

North Korea’s first nuclear test since 2017, if it takes place, is likely to happen between Oct. 16 and Nov. 7, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, citing lawmakers briefed by the national intelligence agency.

  • Reuters