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`China will not allow N.K.’s nuke development’

Posted January. 28, 2014 05:18,   


On North Korea’s purported nuclear development, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned, “China will not allow anyone to cause trouble in front of our home,” the British daily Financial Times reported on Saturday.

“China’s stance is clear. We want the Korean Peninsula to be a nuclear weapons-free area,” Wang said in an interview with the newspaper. “It is impossible for countries to have same views on all different matters in bilateral relations between countries, and this is true even between brothers as well." Clarifying Beijing’s objection to Pyongyang’s nuclear development, he also said, “It is true that we (China and North Korea) have some different views on certain matters, and one of them is nuclear programs. North Korea’s justifiable concern over its security should also be addressed.”

In November last year, Wang talked on Korean Peninsula issues, “China will never allow problems occurring right in front of our home.” When asked “Is China’s influence on North Korea declining?,” Wang said, “The outside world often misjudged China’s influence on North Korea,” adding, “Fundamentally, relationship between China and North Korea is a state-to-state one.” He thus apparently stressed that North Korea-China relations are not special relations but relationship of ordinary countries.

On China-Japan relations, Wang frankly admitted that they are “very bad relationship.” On Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s mention of an "accidental clash" between the two countries at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he said, “If the Japanese leader (Abe) closely examines records in his country, it will become clear who was the troublemaker and aggressor.”