China Voices Concern After 2 Koreas Exchange Fire

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday expressed concern over rising tensions after the two Koreas exchanged fire in the West Sea on Monday.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said China is closely observing developments including warnings that North Korea may be preparing for another nuclear test.

"China is concerned about the rising temperature on the Korean Peninsula," he said, and called on "all sides to remain calm and not do anything to worsen tensions."

It is rare for the Chinese government to voice concerns over military provocations by North Korea.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 01, 2014 12:44 KST