Pyongyang’s nuclear plan opposed
nuclear strike” against the ongoing annual US-ROK military exercise scheduled for Monday to Sept 2.
The missile test was the latest in a series of launches by Pyongyang in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
Wang said China opposes any words and deeds that cause tensions on the Korean Peninsula and all actions that violate Resolution 2270, which was passed unanimously by the Security Council on March 2 to expand the scope of sanctions against the DPRK.
Zhang Liangui, an expert on Korean studies at the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said Wednesday’s missile launch provided a new topic for the trilateral meeting.
The comments made by the three key diplomats — mostly reaffirming their official positions — are “still of value”.
Wang’s message is that although Beijing is angry at Seoul’s plan to introduce the powerful Terminal High Altitude Area Defense antimissile system, which may technically put part of China under the system’s radar, “China has not changed its position on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue”, Zhang said.
Addressing trilateral cooperation, Wang said that China, Japan and the ROK — three large economies — should shoulder important
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) greets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center) and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at their meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday.