U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed hope during a phone call on Monday that the resumption of dialogue between North Korea and South Korea might prompt change in Pyongyang's "destructive behaviour", the White House said on Tuesday.
The two leaders spoke at Trump's request, the state-run China Central Television said today.
The Comprehensive Economic Dialogue was one of four mechanisms set up to improve bilateral ties and resolve disputes, but it was shelved because Washington believed little progress had been made.
In response to Trump's request for comments on the development of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, Xi told him that China was "ready to join the USA for proper settlement of the nuclear issue".
Trump said that the USA side attaches great importance to its relations with China as well as to the U.S.
During 's first year in office, the USA trade deficit with China grew by about 7 percent.
President Donald Trump expressed "disappointment" in a phone call with his Chinese counterpart, confronting Chinese President Xi Jinping over the expanding trade imbalance between the two countries.
North Korea agreed to send an Olympic delegation to South Korea, and the countries began their first talks in two years.
Xi also called for advancing cooperation between the two militaries, and in law-enforcement, drug control, cultural and people-to-people exchanges and cooperation at local levels, as well as close communication and coordination on major global and regional issues.
The two leaders also addressed matters of trade.
Relations between the world's biggest and second-biggest economies have been less than warm, as Mr Trump has regularly tweeted that China is not using its influence enough in North Korea to help ease regional tensions over the North's nuclear programme.
Trump said he attaches great importance to China which plays important role in Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, the Xinhua report said.