China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, aired growing concerns over the consequences of sanctions on North Korea, The Financial Times reported. “China will not sit by and watch if there is fundamental destruction of stability on the Korean peninsula,” Wang said at a briefing held during the National People’s Congress, in comments clearly aimed at the US.Recent UN Security Council sanctions following a North Korean nuclear test include trade restrictions, but the US and Beijing are interpreting them differently. “China will not sit by and watch unwarranted damage to China’s security interests,” he added, urging all parties to “act with reason and care, and refrain from aggravating tensions”.
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