>> Back to back calls from Trump on North Korea Sunday, dialing China and Japan after the president voiced frustration over Beijing's quote, failure to stop Pyongyang. The calls all ended with agreement to reign in the North's weapons program, but while the US and Japan walked away pledging unity, a different focus in Beijing.
Chinese state media reporting on Trump sticking to the One-China policy on Taiwan. As Reuters Ben Blanchard explains, it points to what Beijing values in US ties.>> From a Chinese point of view obvious the one thing that they really wanted to highlight was their concern about US policy towards Taiwan.
Now last week the Trump Administration announced that it had approved a $1.4 billion arms deal to Taiwan. The Chinese Defense Ministry at the time said, that in the China US relationship, the Taiwan issue was the most important, the most sensitive matter that exists between the two. So in that sense it's not surprising that in the readout from China of President Trump's call with President Xi that China chose to focus on the Taiwan issue.
>> Beyond showcasing Trump's embrace of One-China, Beijing didn't voice much concern over the President's recent rhetoric over the country's modest steps to check the North.>> China hasn't really taken the bait yet when it comes to President Trump's criticisms over North Korea. This really in China's interests as well as the United States interest to reign in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
China wants to be able to also show that it itself is taking action. And Reuters reported last week in fact that CNPC, the big Chinese energy company had stopped providing gasoline and diesel to North Korea.>> The twin phone calls come ahead of this weekend's G20 in Germany.
The US, Japan and South Korea say they plan to hold talks on the sidelines. And the White House says it's developing new ideas for North Korean sanctions to unveil at the Summit.