China supports peaceful resolution to North Korea issue: Foreign Ministry

Cheryl Sanders
September 22, 2017

Another enrolment official at the military-affiliated Harbin University of Science and Technology said the university had received diplomatic complaints from North Korea over its strict policy of blacklisting every scholarship application from the troubled neighboring state.

Earlier this month, North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet and test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, which resulted in an angry backlash from the rest of the world. According to the newspaper, an admissions official from a university in Beijing stated that the university was reducing its number of North Korean students, especially in physics and material science.

North Korea on September 3 tested hydrogen bomb that sent a wave of panic to all nations. "We should think not about military methods but how to start talks and dialogue", he said.

"We assured our supervisors that the number [of North Korean students in the university] was zero. We received a call from the embassy to ask if we were discriminating against students based on their nationality".

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated to his South Korean counterpart Beijing's demand for the removal of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) anti-missile system, state news agency Xinhua said this morning.

The recruiters told the South China Morning Post that the instructions to reject applications from North Korean students come from the government, although they did not specify at what level the orders were made. Now aged 90, the only thing he wants to do before he dies is go home - to North Korea. There are estimated to be several thousand North Korean students in China, but the official figure has not been publicly released.

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