Maybe China is tired of a long time ally of North Korea and inclines to the United States. A day after Deputy foreign Ministry of North Korea declared that Pyongyang will test the missile on a weekly basis and to use nuclear weapons in case of threat, the foreign Ministry spokesman of China said that Beijing is "seriously concerned" about recent nuclear and missile North Korea's actions.
At the same press-conference the press-Secretary Lou Kahn praised the recent statements by the U.S. on the North Korean issue.
"Us officials have made some positive and constructive comments. For example, you need to use any peaceful means to resolve the nuclear issue (the Korean Peninsula). This is a common direction which, in our opinion, is correct and should be done," said Lou.
This direction was not evident from the North Korean leadership, as state television has allocated a propaganda video showing rocket attacks, leaving US in the fire. Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the DPRK Han song-Ryul stepped up the rhetoric in an interview with Bi-bi-si. "If the United States foolishly use military means, it would mean all-out war," said Khan.
"China firmly opposes any words or actions that will lead to increased competition and tension," said Lou.
The President of the United States Donald trump presses China to rein in North Korea, suggesting that this may ease U.S.-China relations in trade and other issues. Experts note that China also wants to prevent the transformation of North Korea into a full-fledged nuclear power - and, of course, wants to prevent a war on its southern border, which could send millions of refugees into China and bring American military presence to the borders of China.
Earlier this year, China urged the US and North Korea to abandon the increase in military presence, to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. United States, along with South Korea should suspend its annual military exercises that will counteract North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang stop its nuclear program, said in early March the Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang I.
sections: Politics, World News, Accidents