Beijing has demanded from Pyongyang to stop launching rockets

China warned North Korea on implementation of the stated plans to launch another ballistic missile. This reports the South China Morning Post.

Foreign Ministry spokesman China Geng Shuang said that North Korea “must understand” that the resolutions of the UN Security Council prohibit such activities. According to him, in the hope of Beijing that all parties, especially North Korea “will exercise restraint and will refrain from further escalation of tension”.

Earlier on 4 September it was reported that South Korean intelligence had recorded in Korea, signs of preparation for the next launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the Pacific ocean.

A day earlier, North Korea announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb, designed to equip Intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Pyongyang claimed that the test did not lead to a leakage of radiation or other negative environmental impacts. Japan defence Ministry previously estimated the capacity of the tested charge 70 kilotons, several times the power of the atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. In Seoul estimated the capacity of the DPRK tested a nuclear charge of 50 kilotons.