China - Korea

Chronology from Jan 2022 to May 2022

: China and North Korea resume an international trade fair online after a seven-year hiatus. They suspend Dandong-Sinuiju freight train operations over renewed COVID-19 concerns.

: ROK Trade Minister Yeo Han-koo meets PRC Ambassador Xing Haiming in Seoul. 

: Seoul’s transition team leader Ahn Cheol-soo meets PRC Ambassador Xing Haiming. 

: PRC and ROK nuclear envoys hold telephone talks. 

: Xi Jinping and Yoon Suk-yeol hold telephone talks. 

: President Moon Jae-in sends a condolence message to Xi Jinping over China Eastern airlines’ crash. 

: Pyongyang test-fires an ICBM into the East Sea. 

: US State Department announces new sanctions on entities and individuals in Russia, North Korea, and China for proliferation activities. 

: Chinese (March 23) and Russian (March 24) military planes enter South Korea’s air defense identification zone (KADIZ) without notice.

: Kim Jong Un sends a condolence message to Xi Jinping over a China Eastern airline crash.

: President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol and PRC Ambassador Xing Haiming meet in Seoul. 

: China’s foreign ministry in a regular press briefing congratulates ROK President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on his election victory. 

: PRC and ROK foreign ministers hold video talks. 

: Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un exchange messages on the Beijing Winter Olympics closing. 

: Korean Sport and Olympic Committee confirms South Korea’s decision not to appeal the Beijing Winter Olympics refereeing of short-track speed skating. 

: PRC and ROK nuclear envoys hold telephone talks. 

: NPC Vice Chairman Ji Bingxuan addresses a DPRK Embassy event commemorating Kim Jong Il’s 80th birth anniversary.

: PRC and Russian ambassadors to North Korea meet at the PRC Embassy in Pyongyang. 

: Protestors near the PRC Embassy in Seoul protest Beijing Winter Olympics officiating. 

: China’s National People’s Congress Chairman Li Zhanshu meets ROK National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug, who attends the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. 

: Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Hwang Hee departs for Beijing leading South Korea’s government delegation to the Winter Olympics. 

: PRC State Council announces that from Feb. 1 China will implement RCEP tariffs on selected ROK imports.

: China announces tightened quarantine guidelines for travelers entering from South Korea.

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