China's challenge to US on North Korea

China's challenge to US on North Korea

BEIJING: (APP) China insisted on Thursday that its proposal for de-escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula was the "only feasible plan" and challenged the United States to come up with something better.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called last week for North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the US and South Korea halting military exercises to avert a dangerous confrontation.

"Under the current circumstances, we believe that (China's proposal) is the only correct, rational, feasible plan so far," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.

"If the US or another country has a better plan, a better proposal, they can bring it out.

"As long as the proposal is conducive to reducing the current tensions, and to bringing the relevant parties back to dialogue and negotiation in order to resolve the Korean nuclear issue, we will have an open and constructive attitude."

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