April 4, 2016 15:20 (CST 14:20). Presidential Office in Beijing, China.
In the face of last year's 8/15 Pyongyang bomb terror and fear of a war between the North and the South, China remained calm and made no hasty judgment to exacerbate the tension. They had only declared a state of emergency in the Northern Theater Command, halting all military actions in regions near the Yalu River to prevent any misunderstanding. This decision influenced the United States Seventh Fleet headquartered in Yokosuka and the naval base in Guam to control their military movements and prevent a threat of war in the Korean Peninsula.
Though the North and South found it a relief to avoid a sudden war that would have left the entire Korean Peninsula in a sea of flames, China's unexpected actions were posed with a wide variety of questions.