China - Korea
Chronology from Jan 2013 to May 2013
: Japanese officials report Beijing’s cancellation of China-ROK-Japan finance ministers talks scheduled in May.
: China-ROK free trade talks are held in Harbin, China.
: South Korea offers $1 million in relief aid to China for the Sichuan earthquake.
: PRC and ROK Foreign Ministers Wang and Yun hold talks in Beijing. They agree to open a new hotline for policy consultations on North Korea.
: PRC Ambassador Zhang Xinsen and Foreign Minister Yun meet in Seoul.
: Lawmaker of South Korea’s Democratic United Party Do Jong-hwan releases a Northeast Asian History Foundation report on Chinese textbook distortions of Korean history.
: North Korea warns against the spread of bird flu from China.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for dialogue on the Korean Peninsula.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson pledges that China will comply with UN resolutions against Pyongyang.
: Jeju Air announces plans to add three more Chinese cities to its network.
: DPRK arts exhibition opens in Beijing to commemorate the 101st anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birthday; the DPRK ambassador to China attends.
: Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se expresses support for China’s commitment to UN sanctions against North Korea.
: PLA spokesperson denies reports of Chinese military buildup on the China-DPRK border.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for dialogue on the Korean Peninsula amid reports of an expected missile launch.
: Foreign Minister Wang Yi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hold telephone talks on Korean Peninsula tensions.
: A Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia exhibition is held in Dalian in commemoration of Kim Il Sung’s 101st birthday.
: Yanbian tourism authorities announce that 50 direct charter flights will soon operate between Yanji and Pyongyang.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson expresses China’s regret over North Korea’s intentions to reopen its nuclear facilities.
: President Xi in a letter to President Park expresses hopes to strengthen the China-ROK strategic cooperative partnership.
: First round of China-ROK-Japan Free Trade Agreement talks held in Seoul.
: Presidents Xi and Park hold telephone talks on bilateral and regional relations.
: Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Yun Byung-se hold telephone talks on bilateral and regional relations.
: ROK Foreign Ministry spokesperson congratulates Xi Jinping on his election as PRC president.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson reaffirms China’s opposition to North Korea’s nuclear test.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula as annual US-ROK military exercises begin.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson expresses China’s support of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2094 on North Korea’s third nuclear test.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for restraint on the Korean Peninsula after the DPRK military vows to nullify the Korean War Armistice Agreement.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for restraint on the Korean Peninsula in response to U.S.-ROK military exercises.
: PRC delegation to the IAEA at a board meeting in Vienna calls for the resumption of Six-Party Talks.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for the UN’s “prudent and moderate” response to North Korea’s nuclear test.
: PRC Defense Ministry spokesperson calls for easing Korean Peninsula tensions in response to media reports of South Korean military buildup plans.
: PRC and ROK nuclear envoys Wu Dawei and Lim Sung-nam hold talks on the Korean Peninsula situation.
: State Councilor Liu meets ROK President Park Geun-hye and attends Park’s inauguration ceremony in Seoul.
: PRC State Councilor Liu Yandong meets President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul.
: Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi after talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow expresses China’s commitment to Korean Peninsula denuclearization.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for dialogue on Korean nuclear issue.
: PRC Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei meets Japan’s chief negotiator for the Six-Party Talks Sugiyama Shinsuke in Beijing.
: PRC and Russian Foreign Ministers Yang Jiechi and Sergei Lavrov hold telephone talks on North Korea’s nuclear test.
: PRC and ROK Foreign Minsters Yang Jiechi and Kim Sung-hwan hold telephone talks on North Korea’s nuclear test.
: North Korea conducts a nuclear test. China denounces it in a Foreign Ministry statement. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi summons DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae-ryong.
: PRC Foreign Minister Yang and US Secretary of State John Kerry hold telephone talks on North Korea’s nuclear test.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for restraint on the Korean Peninsula.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson urges restraint from concerned parties in response to Pyongyang’s pledge to conduct a nuclear test.
: UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2087 condemning North Korea’s Dec. 12. 2012 rocket launch. PRC Permanent Representative to the UN Li Baodong affirms China’s support for the resolution.
: The PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for a “prudent and moderate” UN Security Council response to North Korea’s December 2012 rocket launch.
: ROK Special Envoy Kim Moo-sung of President-elect Park Geun-hye meets PRC leaders in Beijing including Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, State Councilor Dai Binguo, and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.
: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun visits South Korea and meets President-elect Park Geun-hye.
: Seventh meeting of the China-DPRK Committee for Cooperation on Economy, Trade, Science and Technology is held in Pyongyang. PRC Vice Minister of Commerce Li Jinzao, DPRK Vice Foreign Trade Minister Ku Pon Thae, Vice Chairman of the DPRK Commission for Joint Venture and Investment Ri Chol Sok, and PRC Ambassador Liu Hongcai attend the signing ceremony for an economic and technological cooperation agreement.
: PRC arson suspect Liu Qiang returns to China after being released from a Seoul prison.
: China’s National Development and Reform Commission announces that it has fined South Korea’s Samsung and LG a total of $35 million for fixing prices of LCD panels supplied to Chinese TV makers between 2001 and 2006.