Chinese Newspaper Urges N.Korea to Prove Innocence

      May 27, 2010 11:58

      A state-run Chinese newspaper urged North Korea to give an honest explanation of the sinking of the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan proving it had nothing to do with the shipwreck.

      In an editorial on Wednesday, the Global Times, a sister newspaper of the official People's Daily, said the North must urgently prove its innocence providing "solid" evidence to prevent tensions on the Korean Peninsula from "spiraling into a regional conflict."

      The newspaper often serves as an outlet for Chinese government views on issues where the People's Daily is deemed too official.

      The editorial said evidence pointing to the North's involvement, which the South Korean government presented, has already been approved by many nations such as the U.S. and Japan, and that this has affected worldwide opinion.

      The editorial accuses the North of failing to present any convincing evidence to the contrary despite furious denials and threats of all sorts of dire consequences.

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