China - Korea
Chronology from May 2014 to Aug 2014
: Fifth round of China-ROK-Japan FTA talks begin in Beijing.
: South Korea’s new Saenuri Party leader Kim Moo-sung meets PRC Ambassador Qiu Guohong in Seoul.
: South Korea’s Defense Ministry spokesperson indicates that South Korea is in talks with China, Japan, and Russia to prevent accidental clashes in overlapping air defense areas with the expanded KADIZ.
: President Park and Alibaba’s Executive Chairman Jack Ma meet in Seoul.
: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses support for Seoul’s Aug. 11 proposal for high-level talks with North Korea.
: Chinese military arrests North Korean defectors near the China-Laos border.
: PRC and DPRK Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Ri Su Yong meet on the sidelines of the ARF in Myanmar.
: PRC and ROK Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Yun Byung-se meet on the sidelines of the ARF in Myanmar.
: Three South Koreans and one North Korean are executed in China in separate drug offenses.
: Yanji tourism authorities announce opening of a direct bus tour service to Rason.
: ROK Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul visits China to meet Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong, and senior CCP officials.
: Jeju Air announces plans to double its Chinese destinations from August.
: ROK Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announces plans to launch the first joint surveillance with China against illegal fishing after a meeting in Weihai with PRC counterparts.
: PRC Defense Minister Chang Wanquan meets ROK Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo in Beijing.
: Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, meets in Beijing a delegation of ROK National Assembly members led by Vice Speaker Lee Seok-hyun.
: South Korea’s Trade Commission launches an investigation of alleged antidumping by two Chinese suppliers of steel beams.
: Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of staff of the PLA, and ROK Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo meet in Beijing.
: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui meets a delegation of ROK lawmakers led by Vice Speaker of the National Assembly Rep. Lee Seok-hyun of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy.
: ROK Defense Ministry spokesperson remarks that the possible deployment of an advanced US missile defense system is unrelated to China.
: PRC Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie and Pak Ho Yong, vice minister of the DPRK Ministry of Land and Environmental Protection, meet in Beijing.
: The 12th round of China-ROK FTA talks are held in Daegu, South Korea.
: South Korean farmers protest in Seoul against China-ROK FTA talks.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for stability on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea fires two short-range missiles into its eastern waters.
: Xi Jinping visits South Korea for a summit with Park Geun-hye.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for stability on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea fires two short-range projectiles into its eastern waters.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for stability on the Korean Peninsula after DPRK missile launches on June 27 and June 29.
: First Yanji-Mt. Kumgang international tourist group arrives in Pyongyang.
: PRC Ambassador to DPRK Liu Hongcai and DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk sign agreement in Pyongyang to build a new Wonjong-Quanhe cross-border bridge.
: China and South Korea hold talks in Ningbo on fishery issues.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson dismisses UN concerns over DPRK defectors in China.
: China Southern Airlines launches first direct flight between Urumqi and Seoul.
: Sixth China-ROK Media High-Level Dialogue is held in Seoul.
: ROK media report China and South Korea hold closed-door maritime talks.
: Chinese state media report that two Chinese travel firms have launched tour packages to North Korea with temporary charter flights from Shanghai.
: North Korean sources report that North Korea is expanding passenger train routes to China and Russia.
: China-ROK Agriculture Cooperation Meeting opens in Lianyungang, China.
: ROK nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook meets PRC counterpart Wu Dawei and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing.
: Hyundai Steel Co. and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. file an anti-dumping petition against Chinese H-Steel.
: Yanbian University announces it has signed an agreement to provide technical assistance for developing North Korea’s Rason economic zone.
: PRC Ministry of Commerce announces another five-year extension of anti-dumping tax on chemical imports from South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.
: Local officials in Dandong announce plans to develop tours of the Hwanggumphyong Island economic zone.
: Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan meets ROK Ambassador to China Kwon Young-se in Beijing.
: KCNA reports that 226 Chinese tourists visited North Korea in June 2-4.
: Local authorities say that North Korea will reopen its part of Mt Baekdu in June to Chinese tourists.
: Chinese tourists take the first bus tour of Heoryong City in North Korea.
: ROK military officials claim that North Korea included part of ROK’s territorial waters near the inter-Korean western sea border when selling fishing rights to China.
: ROK Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport reports that South Korea has expanded flights to China as its carriers received new rights.
: Bank of Korea says that Chinese importers have tapped won-currency loans for the first time from the bilateral currency swap line.
: China unveils a monument honoring Korean soldiers who fought for Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule (1910-45).
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson expresses China’s opposition to potential deployment of a US missile defense system in South Korea.
: Jilin authorities confirm that construction has started on a bridge over Tumen River linking China and North Korea.
: PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits South Korea and meets President Park Geun-hye and ROK counterpart Yun Byung-se.
: The 11th round of China-ROK FTA talks are held in Sichuan, led by Assistant Commerce Ministers Wang Shouwen and Woo Tae-hee.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for restraint after North Korea’s reported artillery shelling into the Yellow Sea.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson welcomes North Korea’s decision to participate in the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea.
: DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju sends a message of sympathy to Premier Li Keqiang on a bombing attack in Urumuqi.
: ROK Minister of Gender Equality and Family Cho Yoon-sun visits Beijing to attend the APEC Women and the Economy Forum.
: South Korean media report that North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Ri Yong Ho has arrived in Beijing.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson extends condolences to victims of the apartment building collapse in Pyongyang.
: ROK Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae delivers a speech at Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai.
: DPRK delegation of the Journalists Union of Korea led by Jon Il Gwang, vice chairman of the Central Broadcasting Committee of Korea, leaves Pyongyang to visit China.
: Chinese media report that Jilin province and North Korea’s Air Koryo have agreed to launch a tourist charter flight from July.
: China-ROK-Japan Agreement for Promotion, Facilitation and Protection of Investment comes into effect.
: ROK Trade Minister Yoon Sang-jick attends APEC meeting of commerce ministers in Qingdao and meets PRC Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng on the sidelines.
: PRC Ambassador to the DPRK Liu Hongcai pays a courtesy call on DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong.
: ROK officials announce that South Korea has lodged a complaint with Beijing against a recent increase in Chinese illegal fishing in ROK waters.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson announces completion of the construction of a memorial stone at the former barracks of the Korean Liberation Army in Xi’an.
: PRC delegation arrives in Pyongyang for the 17th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair.
: Kim Jong Un sends messages to foreign leaders including Xi Jinping in response to congratulatory messages on Kim’s re-election as First Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission.
: Korean Airlines announces it will resume flights between Incheon and Urumuqi from May 27 to Oct. 11.
: South Korea’s top music agency SM Entertainment and China’s biggest search engine Baidu sign an agreement to jointly promote legal music downloads.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson denies May 3 Kyodo News reports that the Chinese military has drawn up contingency plans for potential regime collapse in North Korea.
: People’s Republic of China (PRC) state media report that China and North Korea have simplified border-crossing procedures for Chinese tourists.
: Delegation of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations led by Vice President Fu Mengzi arrives in Pyongyang.
: 35 Chinese tourists take a new cross-border bicycle tour to North Korea from Tumen to Namyang.