>> China on Tuesday hitting back in unusually strong terms against repeated calls from the United States to put more pressure on North Korea over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman saying, attempts to blame Beijing undermine international efforts to resolve the issue.>> Recently, certain people talking about the Korean peninsula nuclear issue have been exaggerating and giving prominence to the so-called China responsibility theory.
I think this either shows lack of a full, correct knowledge of the issue or there are ulterior motives for it, trying to shift responsibility.>> US President Donald Trump has expressed impatience that China has not done enough to leverage its close economic and diplomatic ties to put pressure on Pyongyang.
But Trump took a markedly conciliatory tone at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit over the weekend.>> I'm sure that whether it's on trade or whether it's on North Korea, or any of the many things that we'll be discussing, we will come to a successful conclusion.
>> North Korea's nuclear ambitions on stark display, testing an intercontinental ballistic missile last week that some experts believe could deliver a warhead to Alaska and parts of America's Pacific Coast. The Pentagon on Tuesday saying it had a successful test of its own, a missile defense system known by the acronym THAAD.
This was the first ever test of the system against an incoming intermediate range ballistic missile. Earlier this year, the US deployed THAAD to South Korea, a move drawing fierce criticism from China, which fears the system's high powered radar can probe its territory.