China - Korea
Chronology from Jan 2023 to May 2023
: Chinese Embassy in South Korea releases a statement pertaining to the Taiwan issue.
: China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs comments on Yoon’s interview.
: South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounces China’s response to Yoon’s comment on Taiwan.
: South Korean Foreign Ministry summons Chinese Ambassador Xing Haiming to oppose Chinese criticism of Yoon’s media comments on Taiwan.
: South Korean Ambassador to China Chung Jae-ho and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong hold telephone talks on Taiwan remarks.
: 17th China-South Korea Local Government Exchange Seminar is held in Changchun.
: Yoon comments on Taiwan in an interview with Reuters.
: Chinese Ambassador to North Korea Wang Yajun meets WPK international department director Kim Song-nam and delivers a message from President Xi.
: Xi sends a reply letter to Kim.
: South Korean Ambassador to China Chung Jae-ho hosts a friendship event and meets Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong.
: Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming and People Power Party leader Kim Gihyeon meet in Seoul.
: Chinese Ambassador to North Korea Wang Yajun arrives in Pyongyang to start his official duties.
: Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Jae-yong arrives in Beijing to attend the China Development Forum and meet business and political leaders.
: China-South Korea passenger ferry services resume after COVID-related suspension since 2020.
: Yoon sends congratulatory message to Xi on gaining a third term as president.
: Top North Korean officials send congratulatory messages to Chinese counterparts after China’s National People’s Congress.
: Kim sends a congratulatory message to Xi on gaining a third term as president.
: South Korean Deputy Trade Minister Jeong Dae-jin and Shandong Secretary-General Song Junji hold an economic cooperation dialogue in Seoul.
: South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport announces an agreement with Chinese counterparts to restore the number of bilateral flights to pre-pandemic levels.
: Chinese Assistant Commerce Minister Le Fei and South Korean Deputy Trade Minister Jeong Dae-jin meet in Seoul.
: South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announces plans to reduce reliance on China for key minerals from 80 to 50% by 2030.
: South Korean officials announce lifting of post-arrival Chinese test requirements for travelers from China from March 1.
: Chinese Embassy in Seoul announces plans to resume issuing short-term visas for South Koreans from Feb. 18.
: State media reports that Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe sent a congratulatory message to North Korean counterpart Kang Sun-nam on the KPA’s 75th founding anniversary.
: South Korean officials announce plans to resume issuing short-term visas for travelers from China from Feb. 11.
: Fourth China-South Korea-Japan sports ministers’ meeting is held virtually.
: Chinese authorities reimpose mandatory COVID-19 tests for travelers from South Korea.
: Two Chinese warplanes fly through overlapping parts of China and South Korea’s air defense identification zones.
: Korea Internet & Security Agency reports a Chinese cyberattack against 12 South Korean academic institutions on Jan. 22.
: Ambassador Xing Haiming holds meetings with ROK Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Kim Young-joo and Chung Woo-taik.
: Kim Jong Un receives a letter from Xi Jinping appreciating Kim’s condolence message on Jiang Zemin’s death.
: China stops issuing certain types of visas for South Korean citizens.
: Chinese and South Korean Foreign Ministers Qin Gang and Park Jin hold their first telephone talks.
: Chinese Embassy in South Korea releases a statement protesting the visit of several South Korean lawmakers to Taiwan.
: South Korea suspends short-term visa applications from its consulates in China, restricts new flights from China to Korea, imposes testing requirements for travelers from China, and tightens quarantine measures for all travelers from China.