November 29, 2017 / 7:44 AM / a year ago

China expresses 'grave concern' over North Korean missile test

People watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korea firing what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan, in Seoul, South Korea, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed “grave concern” on Wednesday after North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan.

China hopes all parties act cautiously to preserve peace and stability, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Nick Macfie

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