China wants ‘peace mechanism’ for Korean Peninsula – FM

China on Thursday called for a push to establish a peace mechanism for the Korean Peninsula, as well as denuclearization, Reuters reported. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said he hopes the US and North Korea maintain contact and resolve each other’s concerns to have success in their talks. Washington and Pyongyang agreed at a summit in June to end the nuclear standoff. China, along with North Korea and the US, is a signatory to the armistice that ended fighting in the 1950-53 Korean War. “We should, at the same time as realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, push forward with establishing a peace mechanism for the peninsula,” Wang said in Singapore. “These two have mutual influence on each other.”