"There were more discussions ongoing about the corresponding measures [that will be given to the North]," he said about the third day of talks that involve the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the US.

  

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Qin Gang, the Chinese spokesperson, said: "There are still big differences among the different parties."

 

The fresh momentum in the talks between the two Koreas, China, the US, Japan and Russia came after the US and North Korean negotiators held path-breaking two-way talks in Berlin last month.
 
That meeting cooled tension that had boiled after Pyongyang staged its first nuclear test blast last October and the UN responded with sanctions.