The Chinese government have also warned that should war break out, it would be Pyongyang that would suffer most.
Xi Jinping's powerhouse is clearly worried about nuclear war breaking out in the region, pleading with Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to behave with restraint.
An editorial piece in the Global Times, widely regarded as the mouthpiece of the Communist Party, said: "The game of chicken between Washington and Pyongyang has come to a breaking point."
It added that if North Korea conducted another nuclear missile test "it is more likely than ever that the situation will cross the point of no return".
The piece continued: "All stakeholders will bear the consequences, with Pyongyang sure to suffer the greatest losses."
A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry added weight to his leader's desire to see a deescalation of tension in the region.
Lu Kang said: "The current situation on the Korean Peninsula is complicated and sensitive and the tension is high.
"We urge all sides concerned to keep restrained and calm and refrain from taking actions that could escalate tensions."
But the rhetoric coming out of America is not particularly conciliatory, with the US' ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley urging her nation to "maximise pressure" on the "paranoid" North Korean dictator.
For his part, President Trump has pressed China to reign in its hard-talking ally.
The Republican tweeted, after having a face-to-face meeting with Xi Jinping as well as a phone call in recent weeks, that China should "solve the North Korea problem".
American and South Korean troops have been engaging in war games in the region in recent weeks, and a fleet of ships from Japan joined President Trump's "armada" yesterday.
Kim Jong-un, not renowned for his measured approach, has shown no sign of backing down so far, vowing to turn America into "ashes".
Source: Express UK