China urges restraint over North Korea missile test even as Pyongyang remains defiant

Peace and Freedom

Missile launched on day of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ summit reflects Pyongyang’s determination to push on with its nuclear ambitions, analysts say

By Liu Zhen
South China Morning Post

Sunday, 14 May, 2017, 4:16pm
Passengers watch a news report on North Korea’s missile test at a railway station in Seoul on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

China called on Sunday for restraint after North Korea’s latest missile test on Sunday, warning against raising tensions over the Korean Peninsula.

In his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, President Xi Jinping said the North Korean nuclear issue should be resolved through political means.

“The two countries, which have been committed to seeking a political solution to the Syrian conflict and the Korean Peninsular nuclear issue, have played the role of ‘ballast stone’ in safeguarding regional and…

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