China calls for peace after North Korea launches projectiles

China’s foreign ministry, asked about North Korea’s launch of projectiles, says it calls on all parties to adhere to consultation and dialogue to achieve lasting peace in the Korean peninsula.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily press briefing on Monday.

North Korea launched several short-range projectiles Monday into the sea.

According to South Korea’s Defense Ministry, different types of short-range projectiles were fired from the Sondok area on North Korea’s east coast into the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The projectiles had a maximum flight distance of 200 kilometers (124 miles) and maximum altitude of 50 kilometers (31 miles).

However, the launched projectiles by North Korea was the country’s second in a week and came as its main rival, South Korea, grappled with a large coronavirus outbreak.

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(Reuters/NAN)

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