China came out against the actions taken by North Korea.
China said on Monday it firmly opposed North Korea’s nuclear test, denouncing it as “brazen” in unusually strong language, and demanded Pyongyang stop any action that could worsen the situation.
China also urged North Korea to return to six-party talks it has hosted aimed at dismantling the North’s nuclear programmes. The talks, which have been stalled for nearly a year, also group South Korea, Japan, the United States and Russia.
This situation gives China the opportunity to become a responsible player on the world stage. This action by North Korea is a slap in the face of the Chinese. Hopefully the Chinese will work with the United States, Russia and the Japanese to come up with a strong, unified response.