Chinese premier talks about Sino-Japan ties, Cheonan incident in interview with Japanese broadcaster

17:46, June 02, 2010      

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Tuesday elaborated on China's position on the Cheonan incident and important issues in Sino-Japan ties during an interview with Japanese public broadcaster NHK in Tokyo.

IMPARTIAL STAND ON CHEONAN INCIDENT

Wen reiterated China's pledge to take an "impartial" stand on the sinking of South Korean warship, the Cheonan.

What China had in mind in approaching the incident was maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, he said.

China attached importance to the joint investigation conducted by South Korea and other countries and the reactions of various parties, and would take its position on the basis of truth and facts, he said.

Wen said China would seek information from various sources and seriously study it before making clear its stand in "a fair and objective manner".

China appealed for calm on the part of the concerned parties to avoid a further escalation of tension and even conflict, he said.


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