China - Korea

Chronology from Jan 2019 to May 2019

: Chinese and South Korean officials hold a memorial ceremony in Shanghai for Korean independence fighter Yun Bong-gil.

: South Korea’s Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki visits China to attend the Belt and Road Forum and to meet China’s Vice Premier Hu Chunhua and AIIB President Jin Liqun.

: South Korean Navy delegation led by Rear Adm. Kwon Heak-min attends an international fleet review in Qingdao.

: Korean Central News Agency releases Kim Jong Un’s response to Xi’s April 10 congratulatory message.

: South Korea’s Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul meets China’s Ambassador to South Korea Qiu Guohong in Seoul.

: South Korean parliamentary delegation attends commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean provincial government in Shanghai and meets Korean residents and business leaders in Guangzhou.

: President Xi issues a congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un for his re-election as chairman of the State Affairs Commission.

: South Korea’s Ministry of Education and National Research Foundation announce plans for joint research with China on the health impact of fine dust air pollution and other projects.

: The 15th round of China-ROK-Japan trade talks is held in Tokyo.

: China and North Korea open a new cross-border bridge along the Yalu River linking Jian and Manpo.

: Ambassador Jang Ha-sung arrives in Beijing as new ROK ambassador to China.

: South Korean National Assembly’s Special Committee on Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation led by Representative Lee In-young tours Chinese and Russian border areas with North Korea.

: Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and Guangdong Gov. Ma Xingrui hold economic cooperation talks in Seoul.

: ASEAN Plus Three finance and central bank deputies meet in Chiang Mai.

: China and South Korea hold a ceremony in Seoul casketing the remains of 10 Chinese soldiers who died in the Korean War.

: South Korea’s Industry Ministry expresses concern over China’s anti-dumping investigation into hot-rolled stainless steel plates.

: South Korean Industry Minister Sung Yun-mo meets Chinese officials in Beijing, including National Energy Administration Chief Zhang Jianhua and Zhang Mao of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

: South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon attends the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, meets China’s Premier Li Keqiang, and visits Chongqing.

: South Korean media report arrival of a senior North Korean official in Beijing, received by China’s International Liaison Department and DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong.

: North Korea’s Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and Premier Pak Pong Ju send a joint message of condolences to Chinese leaders after a deadly explosion at a Chinese chemical factory.

: South Korean Army Chief of Staff Gen. Kim Yong-woo visits Beijing and Shanghai to meet Chinese defense officials.

: South Korean police data reveal that Chinese nationals accounted for more than 40% of foreign drug offenders arrested in South Korea in 2018.

: South Korean Coast Guard seizes a Chinese fishing boat suspected of illegal fishing in waters near Baengnyeong Island.

: South Korean media report cancelation of March 2 China-DPRK investor relations meeting in Shenyang.

: South Korean media report China’s strengthening of visa controls of DPRK workers.

: South Korea’s Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency announces a cooperation agreement on veterinary medicine with China Institute of Veterinary Drug Control.

: South Korean Defense Ministry announces that 10 of the 15 sets of Korean War remains excavated in border areas over the last two years were of Chinese soldiers.

: China’s Foreign Ministry welcomes US-ROK decision to scale down joint military drills.

: Jeju provincial government announces it will nullify the approval of Shanghai-based Greenland Group’s medical center to operate South Korea’s first for-profit hospital.

: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi expresses hopes for progress on Korean Peninsula denuclearization and peace.

: South Korea’s Environment Minister Cho Myung-rae and Chinese counterpart Li Ganjie hold talks in Beijing.

: Chinese military plane enters the ROK’s air defense identification zone.

: Harbin railway station reopens after renovations without restoring markings commemorating Korean independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun.

: Study by South Korea’s National Information Resources Service confirms that China is largely responsible for fine dust over the Korean Peninsula.

: North Korean art troupe performs in Beijing.  President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan watch the Jan. 28 performance and meet North Korean Delegation Chief Ri Su Yong.

: Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee, arrives in Beijing leading an art delegation.

: China and South Korea hold 23rd session of their Joint Committee on Environmental Cooperation.

: South Korea’s icebreaking vessel helps evacuate 24 isolated Chinese researchers in the Antarctic.

: Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol arrives in Beijing on his way to Pyongyang after talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington.

: North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Sin Hong Chol and officials of North Korea’s Samjiyon Orchestra arrive in Beijing on separate trips.

: China and South Korea hold working-level EEZ talks in Xiamen.

: China’s nuclear envoy Kong Xuanyou visits Seoul to meet South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon and Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun.

: Two ROK Navy ships arrive in Shanghai for commemoration ceremony of the establishment of Korea’s provisional government during Japanese colonial rule.

: South Korean liquefied petroleum gas carrier accidentally leaks gas in waters near Dongying port in Shandong province.

: ROK Foreign Ministry and presidential office express support for Kim Jong Un’s visit to China.

: Kim Jong Un, his wife Ri Sol Ju, and other senior DPRK officials visit China. Kim meets Xi Jinping on Jan. 8.

: Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon in an MBC radio interview challenges Beijing’s denial of China’s role in fine dust over the Korean Peninsula.

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