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Responding to Donald Trump, China says committed to Korea stability

In Monday night's debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump said China should "go into North Korea.''

By: AP | Bejing |
September 27, 2016 4:45:42 pm
trump, donald trump, china korea, Pyongyang, china north korea, north korea, north korea nuclear, nuclear weapon korea, world news People watch direct broadcast of first US presidential debate between Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a cafe in Beijing, China. (Source: Reuters)

China says it is making every effort to ensure stability on the Korean Peninsula, responding to implications from US presidential candidate Donald Trump that it isn’t putting enough pressure on Pyongyang. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Tuesday that Beijing wasn’t the source of the nuclear crisis currently gripping the peninsula, but would continue to oppose the spread of nuclear weapons. In Monday night’s debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump said China should “go into North Korea.”

Geng told reporters at a daily news briefing that China “has been making unremitting efforts” for the sake of a nuclear-free peninsula. China is Pyongyang’s only significant ally but has signed on to economic sanctions brought by the UN Security Council over the North’s nuclear tests and missile launches.

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