South Korea is set to unveil tougher unilateral sanctions against the North on Tuesday — a move that is likely to draw further threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.
China concerned over drills
China’s foreign ministry said it was “very concerned” about the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the United States.
Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters that Beijing has also taken note of North Korea’s harsh verbal threats against the military drills.
“China is firmly opposed to any action that causes trouble” on the Korean Peninsula, Hong said. “We will not accept any trouble-making behavior on our doorstep.”