BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday said that U.S. President Donald Trump's recent pledge to stop holding military exercises with the Republic of Korea (ROK) proved once again that China's proposal on the Korean Peninsula issue was "reasonable and practical."
The situation on the Korean Peninsula had shown positive changes even before the meeting of the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) and the United States in Singapore, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang.
"The fact that the DPRK had stopped nuclear tests, and the United States and the ROK had shown self-restraint on military drills, demonstrated the 'suspension for suspension' initiative proposed by China had been practically implemented," said Geng.
Geng said China's proposal not only aligned with the interests of all parties involved, but could also solve their most pressing security concerns.
"China's propositions on the Korean Peninsula issue are tenable and will eventually receive support from all parties," Geng said.
The United States will stop holding war games with the ROK, according to Trump in Singapore Tuesday after the summit with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the DPRK.
China's "suspension for suspension" initiative calls for the DPRK to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale U.S.-ROK military exercises.