The move comes as Mr Trump prepares for his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this Thursday and Friday in Florida, where trade issues are set to be a central talking point, as well as North Korea's nuclear ambitions and China's assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Trump's comments come four days before he hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and the USA leader is expected to push Xi on the North Korea issue.
"If China is not going to solve North Korea, (the United States) will".
"I doubt that any missile they could put into service by the end of 2020 will be very reliable, but perhaps it doesn't have to be - one or two successes out of six launches against the United States would be a political game-changer to say the least", Schilling said.
"I need to caution you", he said.
Tensions have risen sharply as North Korea has stepped up ballistic missile tests and amid boasts by leader Kim Jong-un that his country was in the final stages of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile. With the trade imbalance between the two countries in mind, he told the FT that he intends to tell Xi that the USA "cannot continue to trade if we are going to have an unfair deal like we have right now".
The report said China also is using a series of cybersecurity restrictions as part of an apparent long-term goal to replace foreign information and communications technology products and services with locally produced versions. "I think they have done a better job since Brexit".
SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Trump tweeted he expects his meeting with President Xi to be, quote, "very difficult" adding the US can no longer have what he calls massive trade deficits and job losses.
"I have great respect for him".
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On economic issues, the two sides must resist a deal that pulls China away from greater economic openness. "I would not be at all surprised if we did something that would be very dramatic and good for both countries and I hope so".
"Yes, we will talk about North Korea", Trump told the newspaper for a story that appeared Sunday on its website.
A fence-mending phone call in February was arranged by Kushner and China's US ambassador, Cui Tiankai, officials say, after Cui invited Trump's daughter Ivanka to the Chinese Embassy's Lunar New Year reception, where her daughter sang in Mandarin. "And we have consistently asked Chinese leaders. because they uniquely have the historical and the economic relationship with North Korea, to make a difference".
"What he is signalling is that the next step is to begin secondary sanctions, which we have avoided".
The White House is considering all options in dealing with North Korea, including military action.
It is not clear whether Mr Trump's comments will move China, which has taken steps to increase economic pressure on Pyongyang but has long been unwilling to do anything that may destabilise the North and send millions of refugees across their border. "Then you get to the other options, which are much more controversial, like taking covert action against North Korea, for example using cyber".
North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program now tops the list of the world's security concerns but time is running out to defuse the situation, says a top South Korean government official.
China has also raised alarms about the increasingly risky situation on the Korean peninsula.
Beijing has proposed a "double halt" approach that would see North Korea suspend its nuclear program, while the US and South Korea would call off joint military drills, the CNN report said.