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Less than two weeks after President Moon Jae-in described a vision for inter-Korean peace during a speech in Berlin, the South Korean government formally asked North Korea on Monday to hold military talks at the end of this week and discuss a reunion for families next month who were separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

The South Korean defence ministry has proposed talks with the North on 21 July at Tongilgak to stop all activities that fuel tension at the military demarcation line.

Seoul offered the talks on humanitarian issues to be held on August 1 in the Peace House, a building in the South Korean side of Panmunjom.

"The Chinese government has always adhered to a stance that improving relations between the two countries (North and South Korea) is in line with their fundamental principles and also contributes to calm and improving situation on the Korean Peninsula", the diplomat said.

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"We noticed the South Korean government sent a couple of positive messages in pushing to resolve the issues on the Korean Peninsula", Lu said, adding that China hopes both sides on the peninsula can work together toward the positive direction and create preconditions for breaking the current deadlock and restart of dialogue.

The North's latest ICBM launch has stoked security worries as it showed the country could eventually flawless a reliable nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. South Korea has said there are no legal grounds for sending her back to the North.

"There is a 50 percent chance of the North accepting the talks and another 50 percent chance of it making a counterproposal for expanded talks on political-military issues", said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies. The last government level talks were held in December 2015. Pyongyang has maintained that family reunions - as well as further humanitarian cooperation - will not take place until the South returns 13 "abducted" defectors to the North.

Last week during a trip to Berlin, Moon delivered a speech in which he stressed the importance of dialogue in the face of increasing tensions and the North's nuclearisation.

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Pyongyang, however, has demanded Seoul turn over 12 waitresses who defected to the South previous year before it will agree to holding family reunions.

Moon suggested earlier this month hostile military activities at the border be ended on July 27, the anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement that ended the Korean War.

The South's military has deployed dozens of giant loudspeakers along the tense border to blare out a mix of world news, K-pop songs and other propaganda targeting young North Korean soldiers. Since no truce was agreed, the two sides remain technically at war. If realised, they would be the first for two years.

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