BEIJING: China’s President Xi Jinping has urged US President Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid “words and actions” that worsen tensions, state media say.
Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain “fire and fury” on the North.
But China, North Korea’s only major ally, has been urging restraint.
A White House statement said the US and China agreed North Korea must stop “provocative and escalatory behaviour”.
Long-standing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear programme worsened when it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.