China concerned about ROK warship sinking issue: FM spokeswoman

18:45, April 27, 2010      

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China on Tuesday said it was very concerned about the sinking of a ROK warship, and again believed that the issue could be properly handled.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu made the comment at a regular press conference here.

She said China had noted that the Republic of Korea (ROK) said it would carry out an investigation into the issue.

A 1,200-ton corvette Cheonan with 104 crew members aboard sank late last month off the west coast of the Korean peninsula, after an unexplained blast split the ship in two.

Last week, Jiang said that China believed issues concerning the sinking would be properly handled.

As to the upcoming Shanghai World Expo, Jiang said China welcomed the ROK President Lee Myung-bak to attend the event's opening ceremony. She said Chinese President Hu Jintao will meet with Lee in Shanghai.



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