China - Korea
Chronology from Oct 2010 to Dec 2010
: Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu expresses China’s “sincere hope and support” for inter-Korean dialogue.
: Hyundai Motor Co. announces that overall sales in China have reached a record high of over 700,000 vehicles.
: PRC Ambassador to North Korea Liu Hongcai hosts a reception in Pyongyang attended by DPRK Vice Premier Kang Nung Su, Rodong Sinmun Editor-in-Chief Kim Ki Ryong, and other officials.
: South Korean media confirm China’s release of a ROK Army major detained in July 2009 for alleged espionage related to North Korea.
: China and North Korea begin renovations on their joint Shuifeng hydropower station on the Yalu border river.
: PRC Assistant Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping and Russian counterpart Alexei Borodavkin call for direct talks between the two Koreas in a joint statement after Moscow talks.
: ROK Foreign Ministry spokesperson refutes criticisms that it gave in to Chinese pressure to release three Chinese fishermen on Dec. 25.
: South Korea releases three Chinese fishermen detained for suspected illegal fishing in South Korea’s exclusive economic zone on Dec. 18.
: ROK Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik calls for “heavy punishment” against illegal fishing in South Korea’s exclusive economic zone.
: The PRC Foreign Ministry accuses South Korea’s Coast Guard for the Dec. 18 clash with Chinese fishermen in the Yellow Sea.
: South Korea and China launch joint land and sea transport services between Shandong cities and Incheon, Pyungtaek, and Kunsan in South Korea.
: Deputy Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai at the 13th China-Australia Human Rights Talks in Beijing says “no one has the right to cause bloodshed of the people on the peninsula.”
: China’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Wang Min expresses “deep worries” over the Korean Peninsula situation and calls for restraint and dialogue.
: Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun says China is “deeply worried” about the Korean Peninsula situation.
: Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in a telephone conversation with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov calls for restraint on the Korean Peninsula.
: South Korea conducts a live-fire artillery drill in waters southwest of Yeonpyeong Island.
: A Chinese boat sinks after colliding with a ROK Coast Guard vessel in the Yellow Sea, leaving the Chinese captain dead and one crew member missing.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu calls for restarting Six-Party Talks.
: South Korea, China, and Japan sign an agreement in Seoul on establishing a three-way cooperation secretariat in Seoul in 2011.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu calls for stabilizing the Korean Peninsula situation.
: Four Chinese sailors go missing and another four are rescued among international crew members on a ROK fishing vessel that sinks in the Antarctic Ocean.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu warns that military deterrence may escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula.
: State Councilor Dai Bingguo visits North Korea and meets Kim Jong Il and DPRK Vice Premier Kang Sok Ju.
: President Hu Jintao in a telephone conversation with President Barack Obama calls for resolving Korean Peninsula issues through dialogue.
: Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu states that China expects US-ROK-Japan talks on Dec. 6 to ease tensions and promote dialogue on the Korean peninsula.
: China, South Korea, and China hold their 3rd joint feasibility study meeting in Weihai, China, on a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
: Choe Tae Bok, chairman of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, visits Beijing and Jilin and holds talks with Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and Chen Zhili, vice chairperson of the NPC Standing Committee, in Beijing.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei calls for resumption of dialogue on the Korean Peninsula.
: The US and South Korea conduct joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea.
: Wu Dawei, PRC Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs, proposes emergency consultations in early December among delegates to the Six-Party Talks.
: PRC State Councilor Dai Bingguo visits Seoul and meets President Lee and Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan.
: Foreign Minister Yang holds telephone conversations on the Korean peninsula situation with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and Japanese counterpart Maehara Seiji.
: Foreign Minister Yang meets DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong and holds telephone conversations with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ROK Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan on the Korean peninsula situation.
: Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei states that “China opposes any military acts in its exclusive economic zone without permission.”
: Foreign Minister Yang postpones planned Nov. 26-27 visit to South Korea.
: A PRC health delegation led by Health Minister Chen Zhu visits Pyongyang and meets Kim Yong Nam. The DPRK Ministry of Public Health and its PRC counterpart sign a bilateral cooperation agreement on public health and medical science.
: Premier Wen Jiabao during a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow calls for maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula through dialogue.
: South Korea’s Hankook Tire announces plans to build a manufacturing plant in Chongqing worth a total investment of $954 million.
: Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei expresses China’s “concern” over the artillery exchange on Yeonpyeong Island and calls for early resumption of the Six-Party Talks.
: North Korea launches an artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.
: A PRC economic and trade delegation led by Deputy Commerce Minister Wang Hemin visits Pyongyang for the sixth Meeting of the DPRK-China Intergovernmental Committee for Cooperation in Economy, Trade, Science and Technology, where both sides sign a bilateral agreement on economic and trade cooperation. The Chinese delegation meets DPRK Deputy Foreign Trade Minister Ku Pon Thae and DPRK Vice Premier Kang Sok Ju.
: ROK Six-Party Talks Envoy Wi Sung-lac meets Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei in Beijing.
: President Hu visits Seoul for the G20 Summit and holds bilateral talks with President Lee on the sidelines.
: China’s CPC Central Committee and Central Military Commission (CMC) send messages to North Korea’s WPK Central Committee and NDC respectively, expressing condolences over the death of Jo Myong Rok, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and first vice chairman of the NDC.
: Wang Shengjun, president of China’s Supreme People’s Court, arrives in South Korea for talks with ROK judicial officials.
: Premier Wen and President Lee attend the 17th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Hanoi, including the ASEAN+3 Summit and 5th East Asia Summit. Wen and Lee hold trilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the sidelines on Oct. 29.
: ROK Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan and PRC counterpart Yang Jiechi hold talks in Hanoi ahead of ASEAN-related summits.
: The Financial Times publishes an interview reporting that President Lee Myung-bak calls on North Korea to “emulate China’s economic model.”
: New DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong arrives in Beijing.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu expresses hopes that South Korea and the US remain committed to maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
: Kim Jong Il and DPRK party and military officials attend a memorial ceremony at CPV tombs in North Korea’s South Phyongan province.
: South Korea opens its first consulate in Central China in Hubei province.
: President Hu Jintao and Vice President Xi Jinping meet CPV veterans in Beijing at a symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean War.
: A Dandong museum releases new statistics showing that 183,108 CPV soldiers died in the 1950-1953 Korean War.
: Guo Boxiong, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), leads a senior military delegation to North Korea to attend activities marking the 60th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean War.
: The DPRK Embassy in Beijing holds a reception marking the 60th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean War, attended by Defense Minister Liang Guanglie.
: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu pledges to cooperate with South Korea to address illegal immigration.
: Korean Central News Agency praises the DPRK-China friendship in an article marking the 60th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean War.
: Delegation of Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) veterans visits Pyongyang and attends a reception marking the 60th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean War, attended by O Kuk Ryol, vice chairman of the National Defense Commission (NDC).
: A People’s Daily delegation led by Deputy Editor-In-Chief Ma Li visits North Korea and meets Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and Secretary of the WPK Central Committee, in Pyongyang.
: Rodong Sinmun issues a poem praising DPRK-China friendship.
: Pyon In Son, vice minister of the DPRK People’s Armed Forces, leads a military delegation to Beijing and Yunan province and holds talks with Defense Minister Liang Guanglie.
: Ri Yong Chol, first secretary of the DPRK Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, leads a youth delegation to Beijing and Jilin province. Ri meets Wang Zhaoguo, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress in Beijing.
: PRC and ROK defense ministers attend the 1st ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus 8 (ADMM+) in Hanoi.
: Kim Gye Gwan, first deputy foreign minister of the DPRK, arrives in China for meetings with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun, and Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei.
: Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, leads a party delegation to North Korea to attend 65th anniversary celebrations of the WPK. Zhou meets Kim Jong Il and Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly.
: President Hu sends a congratulatory message to Kim Jong Il on the 65th anniversary of the founding of the WPK.
: The DPRK Embassy in Beijing hosts a reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the WPK, where Vice President Xi Jinping delivers a speech.
: President Lee Myung-bak and Premier Wen Jiabao meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels.