China ‘Firmly Opposes’ North Korea’s Nuclear Test


Beijing: China on Friday expressed “firm opposition” to the nuclear test conducted by North Korea, believed to be its most powerful atomic explosion ever.

State-run Xinhua news agency briefly quoted a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement “firmly opposing” the test.

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Earlier, North Korea’s state-run television said the country has conducted a nuclear warhead explosion test.

This is the country’s fifth atomic explosion and believed to be its most powerful ever.

Monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude “artificial earthquake” near its main nuclear site this morning.