BEIJING, July 28 (Xinhua) -- China opposes any unilateral sanctions imposed by any country outside the framework of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.
Lu Kang told a daily news briefing that China especially opposes sanctions against Chinese entities and people.
Media outlets reported Friday that Japan imposed unilateral sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and expanded its blacklists of entities and individuals with ties to the country, including two Chinese enterprises.
Lu said China is committed to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, and has fully implemented the UNSC resolutions against the DPRK.
"Japan's new sanctions could be shooting itself in the foot," he said, adding that China would never accept Japan's wrong move.
China urges Japan to withdraw the wrong decision, Lu said.
"If Japan still acts arbitrarily, it will bring major political obstacles to China-Japan relations and bilateral cooperation on the Korean Peninsula issues. Japan should pay the consequences," Lu said.