February 21, 2024

Beijing doesn’t ‘condone’ talk of South Korea developing nukes: Chinese envoy

China’s top diplomat in Seoul calls for ‘denuclearization and peaceful negotiation’ after North Korean missile tests

China does “not condone” talk of South Korea developing nuclear weapons as North Korea prepares for a possible seventh nuclear test, Beijing’s ambassador to Seoul said Wednesday. 

“Whenever there is trouble on the peninsula, there are nuclearization talks,” Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming told reporters Wednesday. “China’s position on this has always been denuclearization and peaceful negotiation.”