September 4, 2017 / 7:46 AM / a year ago

China says made representations to North Korea over nuclear test

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Monday it had lodged “solemn representations” with the North Korean embassy in Beijing over the North’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

FILE PHOTO: North Korean soldiers chat as they stand guard behind national flags of China (front) and North Korea on a boat anchored along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Korea is clear about China’s opposition to its nuclear tests, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular briefing, adding that China upholds talks as the means to resolve the Korean peninsula issue.

The North said it tested an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile on Sunday, prompting a vow of “massive” military response from the United States if either it or its allies were threatened.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Christian Shepherd

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