原文标题：China urges cautious UN resolution on North Korea
BEIJING: China said on Monday that the United Nations Security Council needed to pass a cautious resolution on North Korea's December rocket launch, saying that was the way to ensure regional tensions do not escalate further.
"We regret that North Korea went ahead with the launch amid widespread concern by the international community," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a daily news briefing.
"At the same time we believe that any response by the United Nations Security Council should be prudent, moderate, conducive to peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and prevent the situation from further escalating."
UN diplomats said on Friday that the United States and China had struck a tentative deal on a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning North Korea for the launch.
The resolution would not impose new sanctions, but would call for expanding existing UN sanctions measures against Pyongyang, the envoys said on condition of anonymity. They added that China's support for the move would be a significant diplomatic blow to Pyongyang.
The 15-nation council could adopt the compromise resolution this week, they said.
China is the North's only major diplomatic ally, though it agreed to UN sanctions against Pyongyang following North Korea's 2006 and 2009 nuclear tests.
North Korea is already banned under Security Council resolutions from developing nuclear and missile technology but has been working steadily on its nuclear test site, possibly in preparation for a third nuclear test, satellite images show.
December's successful long-range rocket launch, the first to put a satellite in orbit, was a coup for North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un.
AJAY RANJAN (France)
Why China talking about regional peace? What he have done to achieve so. ? Sending Fighters to disputed island , their Army Crossing India border, sending their naval ship in disputed water , harrasing Indian ship, thrashing and running away Indian fisher man ship in Indian sea water. What? Fact is Big brother is trying to guard N Korea
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samir (forein) replies to AJAY RANJAN
Will be silent once Shinghai and bejing has been levelled.
Rajnish Bhatnagar (Frnace) replies to AJAY RANJAN
China is inviting enemy
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China is using these rogue states like N Korea and Pak as weopons for their diabolical international game for furthering their interest. They should be exposed.
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Natcherly! China will try to protect its satellite North Korea as far as possible. In any case, no resolution can get past the UNSC without China's approval. So, any resolution in the UNSC will have to be innocuous. North Korea can go on brandishing its nuclear weapons and missiles.
it looks like UN is going in hands of china from USA.......
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JC Patel (USA)
I am sure north Korea rocket was really Chinese made. China is pain in the neck for whole world, especially India by supporting Pakistan.
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Sumit Singh (agra)
china is always worried when any of its neighbour launches a missile ffor example north korea who is an close ally of china....when india launched agni 5 with 5000 kms range china reported that indian missiles range is actually 8000....but when it destroys a sattellite and pave its way in space warfare and takes missile technology to another level it is okay..cmon china....firstly stop ur heavy expenditure on defence then talk about other countrys launching missile
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Lenny Equilval (USA) replies to Sumit Singh
So you mean the actual distance of the indian missle is 5000 and the chinese media glorify it to become 8000?
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Sumit Singh replies to Lenny Equilval
as per us report india has capaility that if it wants to develop and icbm missile ranging greater than 8000 km it can make it within 3 months but india is not making it because if it makes a missile of long range then it will impose ban on india a country who can send rockets to space has enough technology to develop missiles...but yes agni 5 has 5000 km range
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Here in the USA, asian-americans have voiced their negative opinions of how China have been supporting the North Korea regime just for the sake of being a buffer zone against American presence. Even the asian-americans do not support China, most of them are the Chinese themselves.
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Wilde (The Pacific) replies to Gregg
It is culturally observable that Asians are disrespected and kicked around by everyone in the United States. Even prominent ones have to endure insulting racial slurs. So Asian Americans are very timid. When a American sounding voice ask their opinions, the Asians will immediately respond by praising the American life. This is not because Asians are really happy about manipulation,inequality, discrimination and other racist reality of their lives of the USA. The Asians have to lie to make their hostile host country feel happy, in order to merely survive. So, the difference in poll, shows a factual evidence. It shows the painful discrimination and suppression of Asians in the United States; and how Asian Americans have responded.
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Logical (Cuttack) replies to Wilde
Immigrants always want to maintain a separate culture do not accept local culture. I think that makes them to be discriminated. They will make a china town in every big city. M00slims would wear Ninja kind of dress on the street. Indians would never spend money bring lunch box to work, only eat indian food. Will never get along with main stream local life.
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After west's attack on Iraq on a false pretext, Every country would search for a possible attack deterent.
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china used islamic terrorist in 9/11 attacks on us and now will use n korea, beware of this country which back stabs and uses others to fire its weapons
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Who trades with North Korea . Just chin.