This week, the USA president diverted an aircraft carrier toward the seas off the divided Korean Peninsula to deter North Korea from conducting another nuclear or missile test.
Observers said the meeting appeared to indicate Trump recognized the importance of keeping ties stable between the world's two largest economies.
The airstrikes, announced shortly after Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up dinner at a two-day summit in Florida last week, were retaliation against Syrian President Bashar Assad for a chemical weapons attack against civilians caught up in his country's long civil war.
The U.S. and other foreign governments have long overestimated China's ability to affect Pyongyang's behavior, said Ruan Zongze, a U.S. relations expert at the China Institute of International Studies, a think tank run by the foreign ministry. It will distract from coverage of the summit in USA media. US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, talked of "way stations" to measure progress on this. The report did not name the official, which is common in KCNA reports.
North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew a short distance before spinning out of control and crashing into the sea, the latest of a number of missile tests defying United Nations sanctions. -Chinese trade imbalance and efforts to prevent Pyongyang from developing a nuclear missile capable of reaching the United States. He also noted the importance of protecting human rights, and asked China to adhere to global norms in the seas of East Asia, Tillerson said. Xi envisions himself as the great captain and consolidator of the ship of state and party who will boldly navigate China along the challenging reformist path ahead.
China accounted for the lion's share - US$347 billion - of last year's $502-billion trade deficit. He did not elaborate. President Xi said there is "there are a thousand reasons to make the China-US relationship work, and no reason to break it".
Mr Trump, meanwhile, is preoccupied with domestic issues including immigration, but he requires Beijing's engagement in a foreign policy agenda that the U.S. can not unilaterally manage, Mr Charl adds.
Sources close to U.S. President Donald Trump shared that the president was infuriated by tragic images of the casualties of the Syrian nerve-gas attack, especially of the dead children. Although the Trump-Xi summit did not achieve a milestone, they have expressed the desire to continue and the relationship.
Heading into the first talks between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, North Korea was the front-and-center security issue on the table.
First, President Trump wants to fulfill some of his electoral promises such as declaring China a currency manipulator, to bring trade cases against China both in the U.S. and at the WTO, and to impose up to 45 percent tariffs on Chinese imports.
And, despite some agenda-setting on the bilateral trade agenda, Xi offered Trump no concrete deliverables to show off to his base, leaving the potential for bitter fights ahead on Chinese tariffs toward USA vehicle manufacturers among other issues. "We're going to see about that". But it seems likely that Trump pressed on Xi to take a firmer stance toward his communist ally.
After last Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria, Trump said his attitude toward Assad "has changed very much" and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "steps are underway" to organize a coalition to remove him from power. A new US-China Comprehensive Dialogue is one of the few outcomes, but another bilateral talk-shop is hardly a headline-grabbing (or tweetable) deliverable.
The formidable differences notwithstanding, Mar-a-Lago was a win-win for both presidents.
In a tweet on Saturday, Trump wrote of the meeting: "goodwill and friendship was formed, but only time will tell on trade".
China is ready to enhance law-enforcement cooperation with the USA side, said Xi, calling on the two sides to jointly combat transnational crimes such as drug trafficking, child trafficking, money laundering, cyber crime and organized crime. Trump told reporters the U.S. He's also criticized China for grabbing jobs that could otherwise go to Americans.style="text-align: center;"