People enjoy a warm autumn day in the Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)
BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- China is willing to work with the Republic of Korea (ROK) to promote bilateral friendship, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.
Spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks while commenting on the controversial remarks by ROK boy band BTS on the Korean War, which triggered indignation among Chinese netizens.
The Chinese customs and other government departments have never rolled out any policy to prohibit the clearance of BTS-related items, Zhao said.
"China's position on supporting and promoting China-ROK friendly exchange and win-win cooperation hasn't changed," he said, adding that China does not want to see irresponsible reports and comments further impact the atmosphere of bilateral relations.
"Our common pursuit should be taking history as a mirror, facing the future, cherishing peace and promoting friendship," Zhao said.
"I also noticed the remarks by the spokesperson of the ROK foreign ministry. We share similar views. China would like to work with the ROK to promote bilateral friendship," he added. ■