China, North Korea's only worldwide ally and a veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, voted in favour of the resolution after negotiations with the USA that Ms Haley said were "tough". We can not do one and neglect the other.
"We may have differences, but we have not allowed the differences to affect the overall tone of the relationship", he said, adding that he told Mr Wang this was part of "a maturation process" of bilateral ties.
On Saturday Asean released a joint statement following a meeting of its own foreign ministers saying the North's missile tests "seriously threaten" global peace, but they stopped short of any moves to isolate Pyongyang. The new measures were a response to five nuclear tests and four long-range missile launches. It also prohibits countries from hiring more North Korean laborers, bans new joint ventures with Pyongyang and any new investment in current joint ventures.
"We emphasized the importance of non-militarization and self-restraint in the conduct of all activities by claimants and all other states, including those mentioned in the DOC that could further complicate the situation and escalate tensions in the South China Sea", the ministers said.
"It's not that easy, but it is a direction that we need to work together toward, only dialogue and negotiations is the correct way out to address the Korean Peninsula issue", Wang said.
"We had an intensive conversation, China urges North Korea to remain calm in dealing with the recent decision given by the UN Security Council", the Chinese minister said, adding he urged the North against violating the UN decision.
"ASEAN is a collective of states that aims to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region as well as promoting stability and peace", Mr Brownlee says.
This is believed to be the fifth formal meeting between the two ministers this year.
Susan Thornton is the top US diplomat for Asia.
Representing the United States at the dinner was Susan Thornton - acting assistant secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs.
Wang said the two had an intensive conversation during which China urged North Korea to maintain calm.
Diplomatic sources said that with Asean's attention turned to North Korea and the threat of Islamist extremism in the region, the ministers are likely to merely "note" concerns over China's purported militarisation of islands in the South China Sea.
"This is now the most realistic and plausible initiative and it is the most reasonable and friendly solution", he said. The statement posted on the official website of the Chinese Embassy in Manila, omitted any reference to China's man-made installations on disputed islands in the South China Sea.
ASEAN's deadlock over the statement highlights China's growing influence on the grouping at a time of uncertainty over the new USA administration's security priorities and whether it will try to keep China's maritime activities in check.