Chinese minister cancels Seoul visit amid Korea tensions


China’s foreign minister has cancelled a trip to South Korea as the fallout from North Korea’s artillery attack continues.

South Korea says it will bolster military forces on five islands that border North Korea.

This follows an artillery attack from North Korea that has left four people dead.

Governments around the world have called on China to put more pressure on North Korea to prevent similar attacks in the future.

But China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has called off this week’s planned trip to the South Korea.

The cancellation has been officially blamed on “scheduling issues” but many observers say it’s because of the current tension between the two Koreas.

China’s Premier Wen Jiabao is in Moscow.

There he said that his country opposes any provocative military acts on the Korean Peninsula.