China said Tuesday that it was committed to a negotiated solution to the standoff over Iran's nuclear program.
Beijing's comments came a day after it, the other permanent Security Council members and Germany began work in London to consider new sanctions against Iran for failing to freeze its uranium enrichment program.
The six nations said they were seeking the best way to "re-engage" Tehran, but that no decisions were made and more talks were needed.
"All the parties agreed to follow negotiations and peaceful means to resolve this issue," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regular news conference. "Our position has been consistent in that we advocate the solution of the Iran nuclear issue through diplomatic negotiations and peaceful means."