“No one should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gains,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping at an economic forum in Hainan province.
Avoiding mentioning name, Xi said, “While pursuing its own interests, a country should accommodate the legitimate interests of others.”
Xi said that the international community and its collective scrutiny should act as a platform for common development rather than an “arena where gladiators fight each other.”
On Sunday, China’s Foreign Ministry also issued a statement saying it was “seriously concerned” about the “continuously escalating tensions.”
The comments from China come on the heels of several days of escalating threats by North Korea on the United States and South Korea, including the possibility of nuclear attacks.
NO TROUBLEMAKING on China doorsteps
Wang Yi repeated China’s oft-stated position that issues with North Korea can be solved only through dialogue, but he also said China is opposed to “any provocative words and actions from any party in the region and does not allow troublemaking at the doorsteps of China.”
China expresses concern over North Korea tensions - The Washington Post