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China appeals for response to its proposals on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-14 19:22
BEIJING -- China on Thursday appealed for consideration and a response to its proposals of "suspension for suspension" and "dual track approach" to solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

"There is a high degree of consensus in the international community that the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula should be realized via diplomatic means in a peaceful way, as this is in the best interests of all sides," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing.

She said China's proposal of "suspension for suspension" aims to find a breakthrough while the "dual track approach" plans to resolve all parties' reasonable security concerns via dialogue and consultation in a balanced way thus finding a long-term resolution to the issue.

"We hope parties concerned can consider these proposals and make constructive responses," Hua said, adding that China welcomes and is open to suggestions from other parties as long as they are conducive to the peaceful resolution of the issue or the restart of dialogue as soon as possible.

"Suspension for suspension" and "dual track approach" were first raised by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in March.

"Suspension for suspension" refers that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) suspends its missile and nuclear activities in exchange for a halt to large-scale military exercises between the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

"Dual track approach" refers that denuclearizing the peninsula on the one hand and establishing a peace mechanism on the other.

"We also encourage parties directly concerned to take the opportunity, show their political courage and make right decision at an early date," the spokesperson said.

The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to impose fresh sanctions on the DPRK over its nuclear test on Sept. 3 for violating previous Security Council resolutions.
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