China Hoping For Stability in Wake of Kim Jong Un's Uncle Being Executed

Death of Jang Song Thaek shaking up North Korea's elite


BEIJING — Chinese officials have declined to say if they have been in contact with Pyongyang about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle.

At China's foreign ministry briefing Friday, authorities described the reported execution of Jang Song Thaek as North Korea's "internal affairs."

Spokesman Hong Lei says as North Korea's neighbor, Beijing hopes to see stability and people living in happiness.