People at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, watch a television showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering a statement in Pyongyang on Friday. The same day China urged all parties to avoid imposing unilateral sanctions against the restive state. Photo: AFP
People at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, watch a television showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering a statement in Pyongyang on Friday. The same day China urged all parties to avoid imposing unilateral sanctions against the restive state. Photo: AFP

China advises against unilateral sanctions against North Korea

Situation on peninsula is ‘complicated’, parties should stick to UN guidelines, foreign ministry says

People at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, watch a television showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering a statement in Pyongyang on Friday. The same day China urged all parties to avoid imposing unilateral sanctions against the restive state. Photo: AFP
People at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, watch a television showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivering a statement in Pyongyang on Friday. The same day China urged all parties to avoid imposing unilateral sanctions against the restive state. Photo: AFP
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