China Urges Calm After Failed N. Korean Launch

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BEIJING - China calls on all sides to keep in contact in the wake of the satellite launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said on Friday.

Liu made the remarks after the DPRK confirmed that the earth observation satellite launched earlier on Friday morning failed to enter orbit.

China has noted the situation regarding the DPRK's satellite launch and the reactions of all parties concerned, according to the spokesman.

Liu said China urges all concerned to remain calm and exercise restraint, in an effort to jointly safeguard the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the region.