China-FM Briefing/Korean Peninsula

China always advocates peaceful solution to Korean Peninsula nuclear issue: FM

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Beijing, China - March 13, 2018 (CCTV- No access Chinese mainland)
1. Lu Kang, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, at briefing
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Lu Kang, spokesman, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (partially overlaid with shot 3):
"As for China’s view on the current Korean Peninsula situation, I want to stress the following points briefly: Firstly, an opportunity has emerged for the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to return to negotiation for resolution, which must be encouraged and supported. We are glad that President Trump said the United States hopes the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to be ultimately resolved peacefully, which is in line with China's consistent stance. Special envoy Chung Eui-yong also said ROK sincerely thanks China's adhere to peacefully resolving Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, realizing the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and supporting a ROK-DPRK dialogue, which has helped bring about positive progress on the Korean Peninsula issue.
Secondly, the United States and the DPRK have expressed the political willingness of conducting direct dialog finally, which must be encouraged and supported too. We hope the meeting between the DPRK and the ROK and the U.S.-DPRK dialog can go smoothly. President Xi Jinping has made it clear to President Trump that he hopes the United States and the DPRK can start engagement and dialog at an early date, and try to reap positive results. President Trump said it has been proved that President Xi's insistence that the United States should open dialog with the DPRK is correct. Special envoy Chung Eui-yong also said he thanks China for its consistent proposition of a direct U.S.-DPRK dialog, and hopes that China can continue to play an important role.
And thirdly, the Chinese side has been always committed to the goal of denuclearization and peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, and to resolving the issue through dialog and negotiation. We'll continue to play our unique role, promote a start and smooth process of a dialog among various parties, which can bring about some good results and produce a peaceful, stable, and nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. That serves the interests of both parties on the Korean Peninsula and those of regional nations, and meets the common expectations of the international community."
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3. Various of reporters
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4. Reporters

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China has been long advocated a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a regular briefing in Beijing on Tuesday.

Lu Kang, the spokesman, welcomed all the signs of tensions easing on the peninsula, with a possible direct dialog between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) as well as more contacts between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
 
"An opportunity has emerged for the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to return to negotiation for resolution, which must be encouraged and supported. We are glad that President Trump said the United States hopes the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue to be ultimately resolved peacefully, which is in line with China's consistent stance. Special envoy Chung Eui-yong also said ROK sincerely thanks China's adhere to peacefully resolving Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, realizing the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and supporting a ROK-DPRK dialogue, which has helped bring about positive progress on the Korean Peninsula issue," said Lu.

China expects a smooth U.S.-DPRK dialog, according to the spokesman.

"Secondly, the United States and the DPRK have expressed the political willingness of conducting direct dialog finally, which must be encouraged and supported too. We hope the meeting between the DPRK and the ROK and the U.S.-DPRK dialog can go smoothly. President Xi Jinping has made it clear to President Trump that he hopes the United States and the DPRK can start engagement and dialog at an early date, and try to reap positive results. President Trump said it has been proved that President Xi's insistence that the United States should open dialog with the DPRK is correct. Special envoy Chung Eui-yong also said he thanks China for its consistent proposition of a direct U.S.-DPRK dialog, and hopes that China can continue to play an important role," said he.

Lu adds that China will continue to play its unique role in the issue and help bring about a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.

"The Chinese side has been always committed to the goal of denuclearization and peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, and to resolving the issue through dialog and negotiation. We'll continue to play our unique role, promote a start and smooth process of a dialog among various parties, which can bring about some good results and produce a peaceful, stable, and nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. That serves the interests of both parties on the Korean Peninsula and those of regional nations, and meets the common expectations of the international community," he said.

ROK President Moon Jae-in sent Chung as a special envoy to brief the Chinese side on Chung's recent visits to the DPRK and the United States on Monday.

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  • ID : 8075803
  • Published : 2018-03-13 17:18
  • Last Modified : 2018-03-14 15:58:29
  • Location : Beijing,China
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 2'21
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 1
  • ID : 8075803
  • Published : 2018-03-14 15:54
  • Last Modified : 2018-03-14 15:58:29
  • Location : Beijing,Chine
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 2'21
  • Audio Language : Chinois/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : Pas d’accès dans la partie continentale de Chine
  • Version : 1
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