Xi's comments, reported by China's CCTV, came shortly after Trump added to his recent aggressive tweets by saying that USA military options were "locked and loaded" if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acted unwisely.
The concern over China's reaction is important.
And island dwellers say they fear a powerful typhoon more than the wrath of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Whether or not North Korea follows through with its threat, which is really just an announcement of the intention to create a plan to present to Kim, it has already dealt a severe blow to the US's credibility. "We've got 95 percent occupancy, and after all this stuff calms down, we're going to have 110 percent occupancy", the governor said, seemingly sharing the same penchant for exaggeration as the president.
U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier this week that the DPRK would be met with "fire and fury" if it continues threats against the U.S. territory. The president is so incapable of understanding and articulating diplomacy beyond generic threats of violence that he's resorted to winking and smiling.
"We're very much in agreement", Mr. Trump said.
The stand-off between the two countries appears to have reached its tensest point in years with a series of antagonistic comments from both sides. North Korea claims the exercises are a rehearsal for war, but Washington and Seoul say they are necessary to deter North Korean aggression.
Former defense secretary under Bill Clinton, William Perry, similarly called Trump's apparent threat of first use of nuclear weapons against North Korea "a unsafe departure from historical precedent", saying that the current crisis called for "measured language".
However, if the North Koreans did shoot into the sea as outlined in their public plans, it might be hard for the Americans to calibrate a retaliation. The island, which the US snatched from Spain in 1898 and has used as a strategic outpost in the Pacific ever since, is home to an airfield, a naval station, and 160,000 Americans, of whom 7,000 are military personnel. Two-thirds of people polled by CNN said the regime poses a serious threat to the United States, the highest percentage of people with that answer since 2000, according to the network. "And that's a problem we have to stand up to". Are we just extras, are we just not part of the equation?' Underwood asked.
He added: "We feel safe here right now".
The North then came out with a threat to lob four intermediate-range "Hwasong-12" missiles near Guam, a tiny USA territory some 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) from Pyongyang. The plan could be enacted by mid-August, the Korean Central News Agency said.
The threat itself came after Trump warned of "fire and fury", urging North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions. State-run media ensure that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but don't convey any sense of global concern about the situation.
North Korea's military leadership is fast approaching a self-imposed mid-August deadline to present its marshal and supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, with plans to fire missiles into the waters around the U.S. territory of Guam - a detailed threat of intentional provocation that has brought the region to the point of crisis.
Jeremy Corbyn said nuclear war would "kill millions".
"Surely in the interests of sanity and safety over the whole world, do it".