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“As a close neighbor to the Peninsula, China supports dialogue and discussions between North Korea and South Korea in resolving relevant issues, opposes any action which may heighten tension and firmly opposes military conflicts on the Peninsula,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily media briefing. “We hope the parties involved will stay calm and restrained.”
Ties between the rival Koreas were badly strained after two deadly attacks blamed on North Korea killed 50 South Koreans in 2010.
The Korean Peninsula officially remains at war because an armed conflict in the 1950s ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.
The latest flare-up in tensions comes as almost all the regional players are consumed with domestic politics. Elections are being held or are expected soon in South Korea, the United States and Japan, while China’s Communist Party is in the midst of transferring power to a younger generation of leaders.
Associated Press researcher Zhao Liang contributed to this report from Beijing.
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