原文标题：China asks North Korea to ensure safety of its nationals
BEIJING/SEOUL: China deplored rising tension on the Korean peninsula on Sunday, but said its embassy was operating normally in the North Korean capital and asked authorities there to ensure its diplomats and other citizens were kept safe.
North Korea, angry at new sanctions imposed on it for testing nuclear weapons, has made increasingly strident warnings of an imminent war with South Korea and the United States.
It told diplomats on Friday to consider leaving Pyongyang because of rising tension, but diplomatic missions appeared to view the appeal as more rhetoric and stayed put.
The United States, keen to avoid actions which could provoke the North, on Saturday postponed a long-scheduled missile test in California.
China is North Korea's sole major diplomatic and financial backer, but official statements have reflected a degree of impatience at the actions of authorities under 30-year-old leader Kim Jong-un.
"At present tensions on the Korean peninsula are rising unceasingly, and China expresses grave concern about this," China's foreign ministry said in a statement on its website (www.mfa.gov.cn).
"The Chinese government has already asked the North Korea side to earnestly ensure the safety of Chinese diplomats in North Korea, in accordance with the Vienna Convention and international laws and norms."
The Chinese embassy, it said, was "understood" to be operating normally in Pyongyang. China would "protect the legal rights and safety of Chinese citizens and Chinese-invested organisations in North Korea".
A ministry statement late on Saturday quoting Foreign Minister Wang Yi, said Beijing would "not allow troublemaking on China's doorstep".
COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
BUT DOES NOT SAY NO WAR > .DIPLOMAT CROOK
Yes. China should support N.Korea in its Attack against America. Time has come that Americans are taught a lesson. I should hear them defeated and running for cover & should be made to apologize to the world Citizens for their undue interference.
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That is being selfish.Should have given an ultimatum that all lives must be safe guarded.!!
What China is indirectly telling NK is: KID Jong Un, keep your stinking mouth shut. Else the world will decimate you and we cant help either. That is it.
Zokhuma Lushai (Aizawl)
China is playing a trick now. Warning N.Korea to give security not only to the Chinese missions, but all Chinese individuals and Chinese invested-organizations. These means if anythings happen to the Chinese in N.Korea, China will take action to the responsible group or groups. In this case the US ans S.Korea. China is speaking with forged tongue.
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some1G (india) replies to Zokhuma Lushai
agreed. it seems warning is directed towards US-Japan and S.Korea.
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ARUP GHOSH (CALCUTTA)
A brute pumping up another brute....................
Raman K Patel (wn,nz.)
What about the SAFETY of USA-NATIONALS..!! Were THEY HUMANS or NOT.. But CHINA DOES NOT CARE FOR THEM..!! Think about that for a moment..!! rkpatel, wn,nz.
W (SF) replies to Raman K Patel
Normally, countries take care of their own nationals. so China takes care of Chinese nationals, Americans take care of Americans, and India takes care of Indians. Well, maybe the last is not true, but you can't blame properly functioning countries for taking care of only their own, can you?
Ramu Nagarajan (chennai)
Read between lines here, by saying this China has distanced itself from a possible war if at all it is to break out, and that China cannot actively engage itself in the war unlike in the 50's when the Chinese Army namely the PLA ( People's Liberation Army ) fought along with North Korean troops.