Speaking at a regional security forum in Manila on Monday, Wang said the new resolution showed China and the global community's opposition to North Korea's continued missile tests, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Later on Saturday, the Security Council in NY unanimously passed a resolution that imposes even tougher sanctions aimed at depriving the communist state of up to $1 billion in annual revenue from exports of coal, iron, iron ore and other products, news reports said.
While the North now boasts missiles it says can reach major USA cities, it is not believed to have mastered the ability to cap them with nuclear warheads, but that step may not be far off. They include a complete ban on its exports of coal, a main source of hard currency suspected to be channeled for its weapons development programs.
Ri had been scheduled to hold a news conference in Manila, Philippines, where Asian diplomats are gathered for a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Tokyo will "closely" cooperate with the ASEAN countries, China and South Korea "in order to increase the predictability of a regional or world economic crisis", Japan's new foreign minister, Taro Kono, said during the meeting in Manila.
Apart from a developing missile and nuclear program, North Korea has a powerful army with 700,000 active troops and another 4.5 million in the reserves. The picture above from 2013 shows leader Kim Jong Un ordering strategic rocket forces to be on standby to strike US and South Korean targets at any time. Triggering an economic meltdown in North Korea would inevitably produce a spillover effect in China, he said.
The sanctions resolution that China and Russian Federation voted for was the seventh the Security Council has imposed on North Korea since 2006, when the country carried out its first nuclear test.
North Korea reacted angrily, vowing to bolster its arsenal and mount revenge against the United States.
North Korea "will make the US pay dearly for all the heinous crimes it commits against the state and people of this country", the statement said.
Seoul had recently tested the missile shield successfully amid tests carried out by North Korea.
In a separate development, Tillerson said on Monday he believes Washington and Russia can find a way to ease tension, saying it wouldn't be useful to cut ties over the single issue of suspected Russian meddling in the US election. Those capabilities are already a threat to neighbors and USA allies South Korea and Japan.
Thornton says the USA wants to ensure that with the new sanctions, there's "not this kind of episodic back and forth that we've seen".
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the other security-related issues are expected to be discussed at other meetings between ASEAN and members of ARF in Manila that run through Monday.
In the face of Saturday's United Nations sanctions, North Korea remained defiant, saying the UN's move was unwarranted and unfair. Beforehand, he had called at the Security Council for countries to cut diplomatic and financial ties with Pyongyang.