China - Korea
Chronology from Sep 2020 to Dec 2020
: South Korea’s new chief nuclear envoy Noh Kyu-duk and PRC counterpart Wu Jianghao hold telephone talks.
: ROK Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun and PRC counterpart Le Yucheng hold video talks.
: China’s foreign ministry affirms that Chinese and Russian aircraft “did not enter the airspace of other countries” in response to regional concerns over joint patrols.
: China and South Korea hold working-level fisheries cooperation talks.
: PRC, ROK, and Japanese health ministers hold annual talks online.
: The 7th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus is held online.
: RFA reports that North Korea has sent anti-aircraft units to the Chinese border.
: PRC foreign ministry responds to US accusations of DPRK sanctions violations.
: Liu Youbin, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment, calls for strengthening cooperation with South Korea.
: PRC State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Seoul.
: The 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting is held.
: The ASEAN Defense Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus is held online.
: The PRC Embassy and Korea-China City Friendship Association hold the China-ROK Friendship Youth Forum 2020 in Seoul.
: President Moon Jae-in and Premier Li Keqiang attend virtual ASEAN+3 summit, East Asia Summit, and RCEP summit.
: PRC foreign ministry denies reports about the suspension of Samsung’s chartered flight to China.
: PRC and ROK environment ministers hold online talks.
: ROK Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Gunn and PRC counterpart Luo Zhaohui hold video talks ahead of ASEAN-led summits.
: PRC and ROK fisheries officials agree to reduce fishing boat quotas in each other’s EEZ.
: North Korea’s Tongil Sinbo emphasizes the country’s “special relationship” and “undefeatable friendship” with China.
: Direct flights from Seoul to Beijing resume.
: A photo exhibition marking the Korean War’s 70th anniversary is held at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing.
: China and South Korea hold ninth round of talks online on expanding the FTA’s scope.
: Kim Jong Un receives a reply message from Xi.
: Photo exhibition marking the Korean War’s 70th anniversary opens in Beijing.
: The People’s Bank of China and Bank of Korea extend their currency swap deal.
: Ninth biennial ASEAN+3 Culture Ministers’ Meeting is held online.
: PRC State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and ROK Defense Minister Suh Wook hold telephone talks.
: PRC Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun attends a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean War.
: Seoul city holds its Eighth “China Day” celebrations online.
: Xi Jinping and China’s top leaders visit Korean War exhibition at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing.
: Kim sends a reply message to Xi.
: NDRC Chairman He Lifeng and ROK Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki hold online economic ministerial talks.
: The 2020 China-South Korea Outstanding Women’s Forum is held online.
: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui attends ROK Embassy reception for South Korea’s National Foundation Day and Military Foundation Day.
: Kim receives a message from Xi on the WPK’s 75th founding anniversary.
: Kim sends a message to Xi on the PRC’s 71st founding anniversary.
: UN panel of experts reports on North Korea’s continued violation of UNSC sanctions.
: South Korea’s chief prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl and PRC Ambassador to Seoul Xing Haiming discuss law enforcement cooperation.
: Minister of China’s State Council Information Office Xu Lin and ROK Culture Minister Park Yang-woo address the 12th China-ROK high-level media dialogue online.
: Sixth China-Japan-Korea Industries Expo starts in Weifang, Shandong province, where the China-Japan-Korea (Weifang) Industrial Park is launched.
: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ROK Ministry of Education, and National Research Foundation of Korea host the 2020 China-Korea Humanities Forum.
: Memorial Hall of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea reopens in Dandong.
: China’s foreign ministry reiterates Beijing’s “dual-track approach” on the 15th anniversary of the September 2005 Six Party Talks Joint Statement.
: Disney’s Mulan premiere leads South Korea’s box office despite boycotts.
: Kim Jong Un sends a reply message to Xi.
: A North Korean smuggler is shot dead while crossing the China-DPRK border.
: Changes to China’s national curriculum require northeast schools to replace Korean teaching material with Mandarin Chinese material according to local media reports.
: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, DPRK Ambassador to Indonesia An Kwang-il, and US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun attend the virtual 27th ASEAN Regional Forum.
: Luo Zhaohui, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and Lee Do-hoon, South Korea’s special representative for Korea Peninsula peace and security affairs, hold telephone talks.
: President Xi Jinping sends a congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un on the 72nd anniversary of the DPRK’s founding.
: The 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and 21st ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting are held online.
: South Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun holds separate meetings with PRC and Japanese ambassadors.