The Chinese authorities are trying to persuade North Korea to cancel the scheduled nuclear tests. Discussion of this issue was held today between the two countries behind closed doors.
Chinese leaders believe that North Korea nuclear test may cause damage to the environment in the Changbai Mountains, straddling the border between the two countries, as well as leading to the spread of radiation. A similar effect was observed in the region after two tests conducted by North Korea in 2006. and 2009. Both attempts ended in failure.
According to the source, in case of disagreement between both authorities, China is planning to take diplomatic action against the DPRK. This, in particular, economic sanctions and the decrease in imports of mineral resources.