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China concerned about DPRK's satellite launch plan

(People's Daily Online)

08:18, December 03, 2012

BEIJING, Dec. 2 (People's Daily Online) -- China on Sunday expressed its concern about the satellite launch plan of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying it hopes relevant parties can act in a way that is more conducive to the stability of the Korean Peninsula.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the DPRK has the right to peaceful uses of outer space, but that the right should be exercised within limitation of UN Security Council resolutions.

China hopes all parties concerned can act in a way that is more conducive to the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and can exercise calmness so as to avoid further escalation of the situation, according to the spokesman.

With the DPRK announcing on Saturday that it plans to launch another satellite in December after a failed attempt in April, Qin said that China had also took note of the responses of other parties.

The second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 will be launched from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province, by the Unha-3 carrier rocket between Dec. 10 and Dec. 22, the DPRK's official KCNA news agency reported.

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