BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to abide by UN Security Council resolutions and stop any moves that could escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks in response to reports that the DPRK had fired a second "Hwasong-14" intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday.
"The Chinese side is concerned about the current situation," Geng said, noting that relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council had explicit stipulations on launches conducted by the DPRK using ballistic technology.
He said the Chinese side opposed DPRK launches in violation of UN Security Council resolutions and the will of the international community.
China hopes that relevant parties can act prudently, avoid taking actions that could escalate tensions, and maintain regional peace and stability, Geng said.