China endorses sanctions against North Korea in event of new nuclear test

China has endorsed sanctions against North Korea in the event of a new nuclear or rocket test.

Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim Kyun stated that Seoul and Beijing were both of the opinion that strong, additional measures should be taken if North Korea pushes ahead with strategic provocations like a nuclear test or an intercontinental ballistic missile, launched in defiance of international warnings.

The comments came two days after the U.S. responded to North Korea’s recent missile launches by ordering a group of U.S. warships to change course and head toward waters off the Korean peninsula.

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