China - Korea
Chronology from Jan 2018 to May 2018
: PRC announces plans to send Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi to North Korea on May 2-3.
: Chinese military plane enters South Korea’s air defense identification zone without notice.
: Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un meet in Panmunjom and agree to an end to all hostilities on the Korean Peninsula.
: Xi praises inter-Korean declaration and efforts to relieve tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
: Kim sees off a train carrying the bodies of 32 Chinese killed in the bus accident.
: Xi expresses his wishes for a successful inter-Korean summit.
: Kim Jong Un visits the Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang to express condolences for the 32 Chinese nationals killed in a bus accident.
: Xi Jinping relays China’s appreciation for Kim’s condolences regarding the deadly traffic accident of the previous day.
: Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans die in a traffic accident in the DPRK.
: PRC applauds DPRK’s decision to indefinitely halt nuclear and missile tests and close its test sites.
: China and South Korea hold first economic cooperation committee meeting in over two years in Beijing.
: Chinese Foreign Ministry says the PRC supports a DPRK-ROK peace treaty.
: Chinese state media announces that Xi Jinping will visit North Korea after the US-DPRK summit due for May.
: Kim Jong Un expresses hope that cultural exchanges between China and the DPRK will solidify a peaceful environment in East Asia.
: China and South Korea announce plans to resume cooperative talks on fisheries.
: China releases 30 North Korean defectors detained since March.
: DPRK expresses hope to consolidate its relationship with China.
: Kim Jong Un meets Song Tao and a visiting Chinese art troupe in Pyongyang.
: South Korean Coast Guard seizes Chinese vessel fishing off its west coast.
: Kim Yo Jong meets Song Tao and a visiting Chinese art troupe in Pyongyang.
: Song Young-gil, head of South Korea’s Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation, visits China and meets AIIB President Jin Liqun.
: DPRK media say CPC international department head Song Tao and a Chinese art troupe will visit North Korea to improve cultural exchange.
: ROK presidential office announces that China, South Korea, and Japan will hold a trilateral summit in May.
: China bans the export of 32 “dual-use” items to North Korea in accordance with UN sanctions on the DPRK.
: South Korea’s Foreign Ministry announces plans to resume its annual joint economic committee session with China.
: Theaters in Beijing screen South Korean films for the first time since the THAAD dispute of 2016.
: DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho expresses hope over conciliatory atmosphere between China and the Koreas.
: PRC and DPRK foreign ministers meet in Beijing.
: China submits a report of ongoing efforts to implement UN sanctions on the DPRK to the UN sanctions committee.
: PRC State Councilor Yang expresses Beijing’s support for upcoming inter-Korean summit.
: China promises to lift economic restrictions on South Korean businesses imposed during the THAAD row.
: PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi visits Seoul to meet National Security Advisor Eui-yong, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, and President Moon.
: China hails the DPRK and ROK for fixing a date for their diplomatic summit.
: South Korea’s National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun welcomes China-DPRK rapprochement.
: DPRK media confirm Xi Jinping invited Kim Jong Un for talks in Beijing.
: South Korea’s presidential office confirms that China notified ROK officials in advance of Kim Jong Un’s visit to Beijing.
: PRC and DPRK media report that Kim during his four-day visit to Beijing reaffirmed Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearization.
: ROK presidential office applauds positive outcome of Kim Jong Un’s Beijing visit.
: South Korea repatriates remains of 20 Chinese soldiers killed during the Korean War.
: Kim Jong Un visits Beijing for talks with Xi Jinping.
: Wang Shouwen, China’s vice commerce minister, and Kim Young-sam, South Korea’s deputy minister of trade and investment, lead the first round of talks on FTA expansion.
: Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in congratulate Xi on his re-election as Chinese president.
: China, with Russia, pledges its full support for upcoming talks between North and South Korea and the US.
: Top security advisor Chung Eui-yong and intelligence chief Suh Hoon leave for China and Japan, respectively, as Moon’s special envoy to brief Xi Jinping and Abe Shinzo on February talks with Kim Jong Un.
: Moon’s envoy meets President Xi and State Councilor Yang in Beijing.
: President Trump publicly accepts a meeting invitation from Kim Jong Un. China’s Foreign Ministry praises his positive message.
: China’s Foreign Ministry announces plans to send State Councilor Yang Jiechi to Seoul for further talks on inter-Korean dialogue.
: ROK Foreign Ministry summons China’s ambassador to file a complaint against the unauthorized entry of a Chinese reconnaissance plane into South Korean airspace on Feb. 27.
: President Moon and PRC Vice Premier Liu Yandong meet in Seoul.
: At closing of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Moon Jae-in reiterates his call for China to keep the momentum of inter-Korean dialogue moving ahead.
: China’s Foreign Ministry applauds the visit to Pyongyang by South Korean envoys, expressing hope that the talks will lead to US-DPRK dialogue.
: Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong leads China’s delegation to the Olympics closing ceremony and visits Seoul National University.
: PRC Ambassador to Seoul Qiu Guohong and Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon meet in Seoul.
: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses hope that inter-Korean advances during the Olympics will lead to US-DPRK dialogue.
: Fu Ying of the CPC’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Chief of South Korea’s Democratic Party Choo Mi-ae meet on the sidelines of the 54th Munich Security Conference.
: Moon Jae-in congratulates Chinese athletes participating in the Olympics and wishes Beijing a happy Lunar New Year.
: ROK and PRC officials meet in Seoul to discuss inter-Korean developments.
: PRC Vice Premier Liu Yandong announces plans to attend the closing ceremony of the Olympics and hold meetings with ROK officials.
: PRC delegation head Han Zheng meets senior DPRK official Kim Yong Nam on the sidelines of the 2018 Olympic opening ceremony.
: PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi calls on the international community to support continued inter-Korean dialogue.
: President Moon meets Han Zheng, CPC Politburo Standing Committee member and head of China’s delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
: PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for continued inter-Korean interactions in anticipation of the Winter Olympics.
: Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, says he will meet Communist Party of China (CPC) Secretary Cai Qi to discuss cooperation between the two capitals.
: China and South Korea reach agreement to boost their bilateral aviation market to accommodate increased air traffic.
: ROK Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon meets He Lifeng, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, in Beijing.
: DPRK Ambassador to Beijing Ji Jae Ryong appears publicly in Beijing for the first time in over two months.
: ROK Trade Ministry agrees to hold future talks with China in hope of expanding industries under the free trade agreement (FTA).
: Samsung announces plans to sign a MOU with China’s National Development and Reform Commission.
: Chinese military aircraft crosses unannounced into ROK airspace before being escorted out by South Korean fighter jets.
: China, South Korea, and Japan agree to hold high-level talks “as soon as possible.”
: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses hope that inter-Korean Olympics talks will progress into political dialogue.
: ROK Oceans Ministry promises crackdown on illegal Chinese fishing in the Yellow Sea.
: China reiterates hopes for improvement of US-DPRK ties in the wake of easing tensions on the Peninsula.
: PRC Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai in interview with USA Today calls for more diplomatic efforts on North Korea.
: South Korean steelmaker POSCO announces joint ventures with Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co.
: US imposes new sanctions on entities and individuals with ties to North Korea, including two Chinese enterprises.
: South Korea opens a new cultural center in Hong Kong.
: China states that UN Security Council sanctions on the DPRK should not affect humanitarian aid.
: South Korean Finance Ministry levies antidumping duties of 12.1 percent on coated paper from China in an effort to safeguard the domestic industry.
: China and South Korea announce plans to expand car ferry operations between the two countries.
: A PRC-ROK joint committee pledges cooperation to prevent and mitigate environmental degradation.
: PRC Foreign Ministry hails inter-Korean cooperation on the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
: Presidents Xi and Trump in telephone talks praise their cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.
: Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi meets a delegation of ROK lawmakers in Beijing led by Park Byeong-seug.
: Foreign ministers from 20 countries meet in Vancouver to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program. China and Russia, excluded from the meeting, release a joint statement condemning the meeting as illegal and illegitimate.
: Moon Jae-In holds separate telephone talks on North Korea with President Trump and President.
: PRC Foreign Ministry welcomes inter-Korean cooperation as DPRK and ROK delegations hold high-level talks for the first time in over two years.