March 18th, 2013
05:17 AM ET

China: U.S. risks antagonizing North Korea

The United States' plans to beef up its missile defenses against North Korea are likely to inflame tensions that are running high over Pyongyang's nuclear program, China said Monday.

"Bolstering missile defenses will only intensify antagonism, and it doesn't help to solve the issue," Hong Lei, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a regular news briefing in Beijing.

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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Dawkins is an idiot

    N. Korea is a country ruled by atheists. They will act like idiots regardless

    March 20, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. R ande

    Dennis Rodman could talk some sense iinto that airhead

    March 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. David Finkelstein

    Why do we continue to do business as usual with China when they side with our enemies?

    March 30, 2013 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. james

    and have the chinese provided and proof that n. korea is not a proxy state or the peoples republic of china? They could either be absorbed into china and have the chinese nuclear program defend them, or simply ally with china. Why isn't china controlling the rabid dog in their own back yard yet?

    April 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
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