China held talks with US, S Korea
China said yesterday it had held telephone talks with the United States and South Korea on the importance of ensuring security on the Korean peninsula after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi spoke by phone with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told a regular media briefing.
They "agreed it is important to maintain peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and would maintain close communication and coordination with the Chinese side", Liu said.
Yang also promised that China would "make concerted efforts with all sides" to ensure security in the region, Liu added.