2012-05-23 (China Military News cited from China daily) — Glyn Davies, US special envoy for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea policy, emphasized a need for sanctions against the DPRK during meetings with Chinese officials on Tuesday.
The envoy told reporters at his hotel that he raised the issues when meeting with Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Fu Ying and Wu Dawei, the special representative for affairs on the Korean Peninsula.
Davies stressed that peace, stability and denuclearization are common fundamental interests of China and the US in the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.
Regarding food aid, which was scuttled because of the DPRK’s rocket launch on April 13, Davies said the US is willing to resume negotiations as long as Pyongyang demonstrates its sincerity through actions.
Davies’ visit to Beijing followed his meeting in Seoul with his counterparts from Japan and the Republic of Korea.
On Monday during those talks, he warned Pyongyang against “further miscalculation”, as fears of a new nuclear test after Pyongyang’s rocket launch in mid-April were aroused worldwide.
China again urged all relevant parties to further strengthen communication and create condition to ease the tension on the Korean Peninsula, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Tuesday.
China will work closely with all other relevant parties for that aim, Hong said.
According to Xinhua News Agency, Davies told reporters that it is important that the DPRK not miscalculate again or engage in any provocation.
The US obviously is in a bit of an uncertain period with the DPRK, he was quoted by the Associated Press as saying, and he described Washington’s Pyongyang policy as “engagement on the one hand, pressure on the other”.