China hopes to return to the six-party talks soon and has asked the other member nations to join in on its efforts.
In a joint interview with Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal on Sunday Chinese President Hu Jintao scheduled to be in Washington later this week said China pays a great deal of attention to the Korean nuclear issue.
He added the country hopes to achieve the denuclearization of the peninsula through dialogue and consultation.
The Chinese President said respect, dialogue and the implementation of the September 19th Joint Statement through the six-party talks will be key in reaching an appropriate solution to the nuclear issue.
Regarding recent tension on the Korean peninsula Hu said China has "made relentless efforts" to calm tensions between the two Koreas and added "there has been signs of relaxation," thanks to the diplomacy by China and other parties.
The Chinese leader urged the relevant nations Russia, Japan and the United States to seize this opportunity to engage in active interactions and work towards the resumption of the six-party dialogue which will hopefully take the situation between the two Koreas in a positive direction.
Furthermore, stressing that China hopes for a peaceful reconciliation of the North and the South the president added the country will support such efforts for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
Meanwhile, recent research conducted by the China Daily and the Horizon Research Consultancy Group shows around 90 percent of the Chinese public consider Beijing-Washington ties important.
The opinion poll, conducted on around 1,500 people in China indicated the situation on the Korean peninsula is one of the key topics to be discussed during the upcoming bilateral talks.
Hwang Sung-hee, Arirang News.