I don't think so.
PYONGYANG THREAT Still, challenges remain. So the options of sitting down and negotiating with Pyongyang have already failed and unless the Trump administration is willing to wait them out as they conduct more ballistic missile tests, there is no indication that President Trump feels there are another other options than to continue to pressure China.
China, Xi said, has repeatedly made clear its principled stance that while making necessary responses to North Korea's violations of UN Security Council resolutions, the global community should also increase efforts to promote dialogue and control the situation.
"It may take longer than I'd like, it may take longer than you'd like", Trump said.
Self-ruled Taiwan, which is claimed by China and was governed by Japan from 1895-1945, is another sensitive issue, and a maritime territorial dispute over small islands in the East China Sea has deepened mutual suspicion in recent years. In May, North Korea's KCNA news agency said the country will never bow to China's demands calling for it to suspend its nuclear activities, blasting them as a "reckless act of chopping down the pillar of the DPRK-China relations". But his tweets before the meeting suggested that he was losing patience.
Analysts said the test showed the missile could reach much of the USA state of Alaska. Trump wrote on twitter.
Well, thank you, Mr. President.
Mnuchin pointed out that the Xi-Trump meeting "lasted over an hour and a half, and would have lasted longer if we didn't have to get pulled out to leave, since we had a time issue". The interlude depended on wishful thinking by both sides. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin described the meeting as "very substantive" and lauded the "warmness, the openness" between the pair.
President Donald Trump's bellicose approach to handling relations with North Korea does not appear to be paying off.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said it may take time to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, but expressed confidence that Washington and Beijing could eventually do so.
Asked if China had let the United States down, Haley said that "they actually followed through on the things that we asked them to", including by suspending coal imports, choking off a key source of hard currency for Pyongyang. But he said he had built with Trump a "close contact". This was only 39 days after the Trump administration's first such operation, an unusually brief interval, causing China's foreign ministry to complain about "a serious political and military provocation" (as China sees it, waters less than 12 nautical miles from Triton's shore count as its sovereign territory).