China reminded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) not to violate the United Nations resolutions after the country fired a total of five short-range projectiles into its eastern waters Monday afternoon.
The most recent barrage of missiles came just three days after Pyongyang fired off what the Republic of Korea's military assessed as two Rodong ballistic missiles on Friday morning.
"China is very concerned about the situation on the Korean Peninsula. We hope the DPRK refrain from things that violate the UN resolutions," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said when asked to comment on the DPRK move at a regular news briefing.
She called on all sides to maintain calm and restraint and avoid actions that might escalate confrontation and tension.
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution earlier this month to curb the DPRK's nuclear and missile program following its nuclear test in January and satellite launch in February.