China - Korea

Chronology from May 2014 to Aug 2014

: Fifth round of China-ROK-Japan FTA talks begin in Beijing.

: South Korea’s Defense Ministry spokesperson indicates that South Korea is in talks with China, Japan, and Russia to prevent accidental clashes in overlapping air defense areas with the expanded KADIZ.

: South Korea’s new Saenuri Party leader Kim Moo-sung meets PRC Ambassador Qiu Guohong in Seoul.

: President Park and Alibaba’s Executive Chairman Jack Ma meet in Seoul.

: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses support for Seoul’s Aug. 11 proposal for high-level talks with North Korea.

: Chinese military arrests North Korean defectors near the China-Laos border.

: PRC and DPRK Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Ri Su Yong meet on the sidelines of the ARF in Myanmar.

: PRC and ROK Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Yun Byung-se meet on the sidelines of the ARF in Myanmar.

: Three South Koreans and one North Korean are executed in China in separate drug offenses.

: Yanji tourism authorities announce opening of a direct bus tour service to Rason.

: ROK Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul visits China to meet Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong, and senior CCP officials.

: Jeju Air announces plans to double its Chinese destinations from August.

: ROK Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announces plans to launch the first joint surveillance with China against illegal fishing after a meeting in Weihai with PRC counterparts.

: South Korea’s Trade Commission launches an investigation of alleged antidumping by two Chinese suppliers of steel beams.

: Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, meets in Beijing a delegation of ROK National Assembly members led by Vice Speaker Lee Seok-hyun.

: PRC Defense Minister Chang Wanquan meets ROK Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo in Beijing.

: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui meets a delegation of ROK lawmakers led by Vice Speaker of the National Assembly Rep. Lee Seok-hyun of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy.

: Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of staff of the PLA, and ROK Vice Defense Minister Baek Seung-joo meet in Beijing.

: ROK Defense Ministry spokesperson remarks that the possible deployment of an advanced US missile defense system is unrelated to China.

: PRC Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie and Pak Ho Yong, vice minister of the DPRK Ministry of Land and Environmental Protection, meet in Beijing.

: The 12th round of China-ROK FTA talks are held in Daegu, South Korea.

: South Korean farmers protest in Seoul against China-ROK FTA talks.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for stability on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea fires two short-range missiles into its eastern waters.

: Xi Jinping visits South Korea for a summit with Park Geun-hye.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for stability on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea fires two short-range projectiles into its eastern waters.

: First Yanji-Mt. Kumgang international tourist group arrives in Pyongyang.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for stability on the Korean Peninsula after DPRK missile launches on June 27 and June 29.

: PRC Ambassador to DPRK Liu Hongcai and DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk sign agreement in Pyongyang to build a new Wonjong-Quanhe cross-border bridge.

: China and South Korea hold talks in Ningbo on fishery issues.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson dismisses UN concerns over DPRK defectors in China.

: China Southern Airlines launches first direct flight between Urumqi and Seoul.

: Sixth China-ROK Media High-Level Dialogue is held in Seoul.

: Chinese state media report that two Chinese travel firms have launched tour packages to North Korea with temporary charter flights from Shanghai.

: ROK media report China and South Korea hold closed-door maritime talks.

: China-ROK Agriculture Cooperation Meeting opens in Lianyungang, China.

: North Korean sources report that North Korea is expanding passenger train routes to China and Russia.

: ROK nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook meets PRC counterpart Wu Dawei and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing.

: Hyundai Steel Co. and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. file an anti-dumping petition against Chinese H-Steel.

: Yanbian University announces it has signed an agreement to provide technical assistance for developing North Korea’s Rason economic zone.

: Local officials in Dandong announce plans to develop tours of the Hwanggumphyong Island economic zone.

: PRC Ministry of Commerce announces another five-year extension of anti-dumping tax on chemical imports from South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.

: Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan meets ROK Ambassador to China Kwon Young-se in Beijing.

: Local authorities say that North Korea will reopen its part of Mt Baekdu in June to Chinese tourists.

: KCNA reports that 226 Chinese tourists visited North Korea in June 2-4.

: Chinese tourists take the first bus tour of Heoryong City in North Korea.

: ROK military officials claim that North Korea included part of ROK’s territorial waters near the inter-Korean western sea border when selling fishing rights to China.

: Bank of Korea says that Chinese importers have tapped won-currency loans for the first time from the bilateral currency swap line.

: ROK Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport reports that South Korea has expanded flights to China as its carriers received new rights.

: China unveils a monument honoring Korean soldiers who fought for Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule (1910-45).

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson expresses China’s opposition to potential deployment of a US missile defense system in South Korea.

: Jilin authorities confirm that construction has started on a bridge over Tumen River linking China and North Korea.

: The 11th round of China-ROK FTA talks are held in Sichuan, led by Assistant Commerce Ministers Wang Shouwen and Woo Tae-hee.

: PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits South Korea and meets President Park Geun-hye and ROK counterpart Yun Byung-se.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls for restraint after North Korea’s reported artillery shelling into the Yellow Sea.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson welcomes North Korea’s decision to participate in the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea.

: DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju sends a message of sympathy to Premier Li Keqiang on a bombing attack in Urumuqi.

: ROK Minister of Gender Equality and Family Cho Yoon-sun visits Beijing to attend the APEC Women and the Economy Forum.

: ROK Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae delivers a speech at Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson extends condolences to victims of the apartment building collapse in Pyongyang.

: South Korean media report that North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy Ri Yong Ho has arrived in Beijing.

: Chinese media report that Jilin province and North Korea’s Air Koryo have agreed to launch a tourist charter flight from July.

: DPRK delegation of the Journalists Union of Korea led by Jon Il Gwang, vice chairman of the Central Broadcasting Committee of Korea, leaves Pyongyang to visit China.

: China-ROK-Japan Agreement for Promotion, Facilitation and Protection of Investment comes into effect.

: ROK Trade Minister Yoon Sang-jick attends APEC meeting of commerce ministers in Qingdao and meets PRC Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng on the sidelines.

: PRC Ambassador to the DPRK Liu Hongcai pays a courtesy call on DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong.

: ROK officials announce that South Korea has lodged a complaint with Beijing against a recent increase in Chinese illegal fishing in ROK waters.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson announces completion of the construction of a memorial stone at the former barracks of the Korean Liberation Army in Xi’an.

: PRC delegation arrives in Pyongyang for the 17th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair.

: Korean Airlines announces it will resume flights between Incheon and Urumuqi from May 27 to Oct. 11.

: Kim Jong Un sends messages to foreign leaders including Xi Jinping in response to congratulatory messages on Kim’s re-election as First Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission.

: South Korea’s top music agency SM Entertainment and China’s biggest search engine Baidu sign an agreement to jointly promote legal music downloads.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson denies May 3 Kyodo News reports that the Chinese military has drawn up contingency plans for potential regime collapse in North Korea.

: People’s Republic of China (PRC) state media report that China and North Korea have simplified border-crossing procedures for Chinese tourists.

: Delegation of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations led by Vice President Fu Mengzi arrives in Pyongyang.

: 35 Chinese tourists take a new cross-border bicycle tour to North Korea from Tumen to Namyang.

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