BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- China believes the Korean Peninsula issue should be resolved through negotiations and does not want to see the situation escalate, a military spokesman said Thursday.
Geng Yansheng, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a press briefing in response to media reports stating that the Republic of Korea (ROK) is planning to increase its defense budget and develop ballistic missiles with a range of 800 km.
China hopes relevant parties will make substantial efforts to relieve tension on the peninsula, Geng said.
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