While the North Korean military claims to be in the final stages of planning to fire four long-range ballistic missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, Chinese President Xi Jinping has relied on his nation’s consistent talking points regarding the issue: urging both nations to “avoid words or actions” that could serve to further escalate tensions.

“Concerned parties must exercise restraint and avoid remarks and actions that escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula,” China’s Foreign Ministry said in an official statement.

President Donald Trump earned the support of some and the ire of others when he chose to address North Korea directly in statements and Tweets that seemed closer in tone to North Korea’s method of issuing threats, using words like “fire and fury” to describe the kind of destruction the United States is prepared to subject the aggressive regime to.

“If he utters one threat … or if he does anything with respect to Guam or any place else that’s an American territory or an American ally, he will truly regret it, and he will regret it fast.” President Trump said while vacationing in his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort this week.