Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on the Current Situation on the Korean Peninsula

Q: How do you comment on tensions rising again on the Korean Peninsula?

A: China is highly concerned about the extraordinarily complicated and sensitive situation on the Korean Peninsula. As China has repeatedly stressed, if conflict and bloodshed happen on the Peninsula, the first to suffer would be people on both sides of the Peninsula. It will also certainly undermine peace and stability in the region and affect neighboring countries. China has consistently called on relevant parties to solve issues through dialogue and has made unremitting efforts to this end. People from all countries in the region and the international community strongly aspire for alleviation rather than tension, dialogue rather than confrontation and peace rather than warfare. China firmly and unequivocally opposes any action that may lead to deterioration and escalation of the situation or undermine peace and stability in the region. We once again strongly appeal to relevant parties to adopt a responsible attitude, solve issues peacefully through dialogue and consultation and make constructive efforts to ease tension on the Peninsula.