China says extremely concerned by North Korea satellite launch plan

Published: February 3, 2016
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang. PHOTO: REUTERS

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang. PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING: China is extremely concerned by reports that North Korea plans to launch a satellite, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a regular briefing, adding that China called on North Korea to exercise restraint. Japan has placed its military on alert to shoot down any North Korean rocket if it threatens Japan.

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The launch could advance North Korea’s long-range missile technology after its fourth nuclear test on January 6.

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