China - Korea

Chronology from May 2015 to Aug 2015

: PRC Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun in North Korea’s Korea Today praises the Chinese and Korean fight against Japan’s WWII aggression.

: ROK stealth destroyer Gang Gam Chan arrives in Shanghai as part of Navy training missions.

: China’s Defense Ministry denies rumors of the PLA’s troop reinforcement on the China-DPRK border in response to inter-Korean tensions.

: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses support for inter-Korean talks.

: China’s Foreign Ministry confirms that Workers’ Party of Korea secretary Choe Ryong Hae will attend China’s 70th anniversary WWII commemorations.

: Former ROK Prime Minister Lee Soo-sung and Chairman of the 21st Century ROK-China Exchange Association Kim Han-kyu meet PRC Vice President Li Yuanchao and attend the 15th China-ROK Elite Forum in Beijing.

: PRC Foreign Ministry calls for restraint after an exchange of artillery fire between the two Koreas.

: Saenuri Party lawmaker Won Yoo-chun leads a delegation to China and meets Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the CPPCC.

: Blue House confirms President Park Geun-hye’s visit to China on Sept. 3-5 to participate in 70th anniversary WWII commemorations.

: Chinese companies participate in fifth Rason International Trade Exhibition.

: Korea Foundation chief leads a 100-member delegation of South Korean young leaders to Beijing and Qingdao.

: Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and outgoing Secretary General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat Shigeo Iwatani vow to advance China-ROK-Japan cooperation.

: Shanghai Salvage sends recovery team to Jindo Island for Sewol ferry salvage operations.

: Chinese authorities acquit 12 of 14 South Koreans detained since December 2014 on drug trafficking charges.

: China opens a land-to-ocean route linking Heilongjiang Province with South Korea via a Russian port in Primorsky Krai.

: PRC, ROK, and DPRK foreign ministers attend ASEAN-led meetings in Kuala Lumpur.  PRC and ROK Ministers Wang Yi and Yun Byung-se hold talks on the sidelines.

: Chinese IT company iSoftStone signs an agreement with Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon in Beijing to invest $8.58 million in South Korean startups.

: South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries signs a deal with a Chinese consortium led by state-run Shanghai Salvage for the recovery of Sewol ferry.

: ROK Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong at a Korea University forum calls for historical reconciliation between China, South Korea, and Japan.

: PRC Ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun visits a cemetery of Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War in Kaesong.

: Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency holds an investor fair in Shenyang to promote South Korean food.

: Kim Jong Un sends a wreath to the cemetery of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

: Kim Jong Un in a speech at the fourth National Conference of War Veterans pays tribute to the Chinese People’s Volunteers.

: A sea route for postal services between Weihai and Incheon is reopened seven years after it was shut down due to limited demand.

: ROK nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook meets PRC counterpart Wu Dawei and other officials in China.

: A ROK Navy lieutenant commander is indicted for leaking military secrets to an unidentified Chinese national.

: PRC Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and ROK Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Hong-kyun meet in Beijing.

: Vice Speaker of the ROK National Assembly Jeong Kab-yoon meets top PRC legislator Zhang Dejiang in Beijing.

: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Liu Jianchao and ROK Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Hong-kyun meet in Zhuhai.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson denies information on Kim Jong Un’s reported invitation to China’s Sept. 3 military parade marking the end of World War II.

: ROK Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan attends the signing of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) charter in Beijing.

: South Korean man diagnosed with MERS in China is released from the hospital.

:   Busan International Film Festival and China’s biggest online video service Youku begin a 2015-2017 project to promote emerging Asian directors.

: North Korea launches a charter flight service to Yanji.

: ROK Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at a parliamentary session in Seoul pledges to strengthen ties with both China and the United States.

: DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong arrives in Beijing en route to Africa.

: China’s Foreign Ministry indicates China’s willingness to provide food aid to North Korea after the KCNA reports North Korea’s worst drought in 100 years.

: PRC Ambassador to Hungary Xiao Qian is appointed as new deputy envoy to the Six-Party Talks.

: PRC Foreign Ministry calls for the easing of tensions a day after North Korea test-fires three short-range missiles into the East Sea.

: China’s Civil Aviation Administration orders measures against the outbreak of MERS in South Korea.

: China reports that Kim Jong Un sent his condolences following the June 1 Yangtze cruise ship sinking that killed more than 430 people.

: PLA Navy Commander Adm. Wu Shengli and ROK Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Chung Ho-seop meet in Beijing.

: Suspected North Korean defector is shot dead by Chinese border guards.

: Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, meets President Park Geun-hye, National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa, and ruling Saenuri Party leader Kim Moo-sung in South Korea.

: South Korea’s Financial Services Commission approves China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co.’s acquisition of a 63 percent stake in Tonyang Life Insurance.

: Hong Kong and Macau announce they will issue their second-highest travel warnings to travelers to South Korea in wake of the MERS outbreak.

: Chinese fisherman sentenced to one year in prison for illegal fishing in South Korean waters.

: PRC Embassy in Pyongyang pledges agricultural cooperation with North Korea.

: US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert at a forum hosted by the Parliamentarians Society of the ROK calls for Chinese cooperation on DPRK denuclearization.

: South Korea’s government bills on the ratification of FTAs with China, Vietnam, and New Zealand are submitted to the National Assembly.

: Chinese authorities announce that China and Hong Kong have quarantined 88 people including 14 South Koreans who had contact with a Korean MERS patient in China.

: PRC Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng and ROK counterpart Yoon Sang-jick sign the China-ROK FTA in Seoul. Presidents Xi Jinping and Park Geun-hye exchange congratulatory messages.

: Adm. Sun Jianguo, vice chief of staff of China’s PLA, and ROK Defense Minister Han Min-koo meet on the sidelines of the 14th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

: A 44-year old South Korean man who traveled to Guangdong via Hong Kong is confirmed to be infected with MERS.

: South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announces that it has recommended punitive tariffs on Chinese steel beam imports.

: PRC and ROK nuclear envoys Wu Dawei and Hwang Joon-kook meet in Beijing.

: Rep. Na Kyung-won, chair of ROK National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee, meets PRC counterpart Fu Ying and PRC Foreign Ministry officials in Beijing.

: South Korea’s Cabinet approves the China-ROK FTA.

: South Korea’s Trade Minister Yoon Sang-jick and China’s Sichuan Province Gov. Wei Hong sign an MOU on economic and trade cooperation.

: Officials and representatives from 61 Chinese firms attend a business meeting with South Korean firms in Seoul.

: China’s Foreign Ministry calls for restraint after the DPRK National Defense Commission’s claims on advances in nuclear weapons technology.

: South Korea’s Foreign Ministry calls for effective Chinese measures against illegal fishing near the inter-Korean sea border.

: ROK Ambassador to China Kim Jang-soo meets Hebei Province party chief Zhou Benshun on the sidelines of an investment fair in China.

: ROK Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan and Alibaba Group head Jack Ma attend a launching ceremony for Alibaba’s shopping platform in South Korea.

: China-Japan-ROK consultation on counter-terrorism is held in Beijing.

: PRC Foreign Ministry spokesperson denies having any information on the execution of DPRK Defense Minister Hyong Yong Chol.

: South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announces plans to modernize Pyeongtaek port to accommodate Chinese tourism.

: ROK Ambassador to China Kim Jang-soo in an interview with Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV dismisses China’s concern over Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

: PRC Defense Minister Chang Wanquan and ROK Army Chief of Staff Gen. Kim Yo-hwan meet in Beijing.

: Seventh round of China-Japan-ROK FTA talks are held in South Korea.

: PRC Foreign Ministry calls for restraint after North Korea announces a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile test.

: PRC state media reports plans to launch train tours from Dandong to Pyongyang from May 26.

: PRC Ambassador to DPRK Li Jinjun meets Yang Hyong Sop, vice president of North Korea’s Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly.

: PRC and ROK nuclear envoys Wu Dawei and Hwang Joon-kook meet in Beijing.

: PRC Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun meets Vice Foreign Minister Ri Gil Song in Pyongyang.

: PRC, ROK, and Japanese finance ministers and central bank heads meet on the sidelines of ASEAN+3 talks in Baku, Azerbaijan.

: Chinese state media confirms resumption of cross-border train tours to DPRK.

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