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Mr. Wang said China had taken note of the results of an international investigation.

“We maintain that all parties should stay calm, exercise restraint and properly handle relevant issues so as to avoid the escalation of the situation,” Mr. Wang said. “China has always viewed and treated international and regional issues on their own merits in a fair and objective manner. … We will continue to push forward the six-party talks and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and oppose behaviors against such efforts.”

In Beijing, Mrs. Clinton said the Obama administration is “in the midst of very intensive consultations with the Chinese government on this issue.”

“The Chinese understand the reaction by the South Koreans, and they also understand our unique responsibility for the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula,” she said. “The Chinese are taking this very seriously.”

Mrs. Clinton travels to Seoul on Wednesday.

Mr. Obama and Mr. Lee, meanwhile, have agreed to meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Toronto next month.