China has revealed it is becoming increasingly concerned about North Korea’s nuclear bragging as military tensions continue to mount in the region. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister has told the BBC Pyongyang will continue to test missiles and would launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike if it believed the US was planning an attack. Now China’s Foreign ministry spokesman

Lu Kang has hit out any words or actions that could further raise tensions on the Korean peninsula. Mr Lu spoke out amid heated rhetoric from both sides in recent days and weeks.US Vice-President Mike Pence, who has been visiting the region, warned the North not to test Washington and said the US “era of strategic patience” with Pyongyang was over. Now the BBC reports the Chinese government is also becoming increasingly frustrated with its traditional communist ally. READ MORE