The issues the US has with China are around them continuing to trade with the North which Trump said had nearly grown by 40 percent.
There will "eventually be a success" against Pyongyang, Trump said.
State news agency Xinhua said Mr Xi told Mr Trump that stronger China-US ties were useful for stability and prosperity amid global conflicts, and had made "new progress" in some areas "despite some sensitive issues". We'd like to work with the USA, and steadily stay in the right direction to develop the China and USA relationship.
Referring to the imbalance in trade, Trump told Xi it is a "very, very big issue" that he would address.
The leaders also discussed trade issues, a substantial sticking point between Trump and other G20 leaders. For instance, on July 2, a US destroyer sailed within 12 miles of Triton Island, part of the Paracel archipelago that China occupied in 1974 after defeating the South Vietnamese navy. "I call it the peaceful pressure campaign".
"What it means is that we need to move forward with things like a ceasefire in Syria, which is going to save a lot of lives", he said. Such action should be directed at the driver of this crisis: China and its continuing and increased support of North Korea. Arguably the world's least popular democratically elected leader, he will find few willing allies should he choose to pick on China.
Abe said Japan hopes to conduct "constructive" discussions on Japan-U.S. economic relations during a second round of the high-level bilateral economic dialogue slated for later this year. "So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!"
Haley on Wednesday said some of the options available were restricting the flow of oil to North Korea's military and weapons programs, increasing air and maritime restrictions and imposing targeted sanctions on senior officials.
But none of the intelligence reports officially said China or North Korea played a part in that, calling into question where Priebus got his information, the report said. But before that happens, we should be in for some interesting attempts at inter-Korean diplomacy - still preferable to the ultimate alternative of a war that nobody wants and could spread through the region.
Russian Federation objected on Thursday to UN Security Council condemnation of the North Korean rocket launch because the US-drafted statement referred to it as an intercontinental ballistic missile, diplomats said. The United States would be sending China a clear message: the status quo with North Korea is unacceptable.
Last month, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer demanded that Japan make "unilateral concessions" on U.S. beef imports as a way of reducing its trade surplus with the United States.
"Something has to be done", the president also said.
"(Trump) said they (Russia) did meddle in the election.
As the New Yorker's Evan Osnos puts it, both sides have been operating on different wavelengths, talking to each other but not really communicating-a phenomenon the Chinese describe as "a chicken talking to a duck". After that, we had several phone calls, we built a close contact. "But our people don't have a clue". One of China's finest worldwide relations scholars, Professor Shi Yinhong, was quoted the other day as saying, "The latest situation [has] illustrated that Trump is a leader without patience". But this may also allow them to set the U.S.
The two entities are small, so China would not have lost face by cracking down on them.
He later said in 2016 that China was "ripping us off" and that he was "so happy they're upset" that he is slamming them on trade. Unless Trump himself totally embraces the position of one camp over the other, his China policy will most likely be a compromise between the two factions. When the President announced his intention to leave the Paris climate accord earlier this year, he targeted China as a primary reason behind the decision. Abe said he wanted to "demonstrate the robust partnership as well as the bonds" between Japan and the USA on the issue.