China - Korea
Chronology from Jan 2010 to Mar 2010
: An Yonggi, director of the Foreign Affairs Department of the DPRK Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces, visits China and meets Xu Caihou, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission in Beijing.
: Samsung Electronics and Chinese retailer Suning Appliance Co. agree to sell $1.46 billion worth of Samsung’s products in 2010 to boost its presence in China.
: ROK Grand National Party Chairman Chung Mong-joon meets Wang Jiarui and Vice Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing and agrees to strengthen ruling party ties.
: ROK Ambassador to China Yu Woo-ik meets Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie in Beijing.
: ROK Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan visits China and meets Premier Wen Jiabao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.
: Northeast China’s Liaoning Province begins construction on the Shenyang-Dandong and Dandong-Dalian railways near the DPRK border.
: Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Liu Hongcai meets Premier Kim Yong-il and Vice Premier Ro Tu-chol in Pyongyang.
: The ROK Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs announces an agreement with China to enhance bilateral cooperation on aviation safety.
: New Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Liu Hongcai arrives in Pyongyang and presents his credentials to Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, on March 8.
: China’s National Tourism Association designates North Korea as an approved destination for Chinese tour groups.
: Kim Yong-il, director of the International Affairs Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee leads a delegation to Beijing and meets President Hu and Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
: ROK nuclear envoy Wi Sung-lac visits Beijing and meets Wu Dawei.
: Qiu Yanpeng, commander of the Chinese naval escort flotilla in the Gulf of Aden, visits ROK destroyer Chungmugong Yi Sunshin and meets Capt. Kim Myung Sung, commander of the ROK naval escort flotilla.
: Former Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei is appointed special representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs. He meets DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Kim Gye-gwan in Beijing.
: Visit China Year 2010 is officially launched in Seoul.
: Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, leads a delegation to North Korea. He meets Kim Yong-il, director of the International Affairs Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee, on Feb. 7. He meets Kim Jong-il on Feb. 8 and delivers a letter from President Hu Jintao, and holds talks with Choe Thae Bok, Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee.
: Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, awards a friendship medal to outgoing Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming.
: China’s Ministry of Commerce announces temporary antidumping measures on terephthalic acid imports from Thailand and South Korea.
: Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue, Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Sasae Kenichiro, and ROK Deputy Foreign Minister Lee Yong-joon hold their 4th round of consultations in Beijing.
: China’s Ministry of Commerce announces it would extend anti-dumping measures on phenol imports from Japan, South Korea, the US, and Taiwan.
: China, South Korea, and Japan hold a preliminary meeting on joint research on a trilateral free trade pact.
: North Korea and the municipal government of Tumen City reportedly agree to repair the railway link between Tumen and Chongjin port.
: ROK Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan meets Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation in Seoul.
: A South Korean report reveals China has expanded its mining rights in North Korea to cover as many as 20 sites.
: London-based Clarkson PLC shows China has overtaken South Korea as the world’s biggest shipbuilder.
: The ROK food safety agency recalls fake frozen Pollock entrails from China.
: South Korea’s Eastar Jet Co. announces it will begin flight services to Shanghai and Shenyang from late April 2010.