Both countries reportedly aim to probe the movements of the US military in the highly contentious region.
The aircraft carrier strike group, composed of the Carl Vinson at its core with guided-missile destroyers and other vessels, is understood to be around the East China Sea and heading north toward waters near the Korean Peninsula.
Russia and China have sent boats to montior the actions of the US strike group
The show of military strength by the US angered China, while the tomahawk airstrike in Syria infuriated Vladimir Putin.
Tokyo and Beijing officials have been locked in a bitter territorial dispute over the uninhabited islets lose to Taiwan.
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North Korea has begun preparing festivities for the 'Day of the Sun,' a holiday celebrating communist leader Kim Il-Sung
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Military officers visit the birthplace of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, a day before the 105th anniversary of his birth, in Mangyongdae, just outside Pyongyang
China has sought to enlist Russia’s help to cool tensions over North Korea amid fears among Beijing’s leaders that hostilities between the United States and Pyongyang are imminent.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the appeal in a phone conversation with Sergey Lavrov, his Russian counterpart, after telling reporters that conflict could break out “at any moment”.
Kim Jong-un’s state-owned news agency KCNA claimed Trump’s deployment showed “reckless moves for invading” that had now “reached a serious phase”.
Tensions regarding North Korea have threatened to boil over in recent weeks after Donald Trump promised to deal with the nation unilaterally should China not help and put pressure on their neighbour and ally.
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Trump sent the strike group to the region after continued North Korean aggression
As recently as Thursday, China once again attempted to play peacemaker between the US and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, calling on both sides to avoid a military conflict while asking the latter to curb a nuclear program that’s long been outlawed by the United Nations.
Analysts believe Trump is not seeking to become embroiled in hostilities with Kim Jong-un’s regime, but to “harden” China's position towards the reclusive state by unnerving Beijing into reining in its wayward neighbour.
North Korea tried to back up their military parade with a missile test but it failed
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson previously said that the UK stood alongside the US.
He said: “We stand alongside our international partners in making clear that North Korea must adhere to UN resolutions designed to secure peace and stability in the region and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons.”