China - Korea

Chronology from May 2017 to Aug 2017

: Hyundai Motor Co. indicates that its four plants in China have resumed operations after a week-long suspension brought on by parts supply issues.

: Former lawmaker Noh Young-min appointed as South Korea’s ambassador to China.

: North Korea test-fires an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan.

: Ninth annual China-ROK-Japan cultural ministers’ talks held in Kyoto.

: Presidents Xi and Moon, and Foreign Ministers Wang and Kang, exchange separate congratulatory messages on the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

: PRC Ambassador Qiu Guohong and ROK Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam address a reception at the PRC Embassy in Seoul marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

: Wan Gang, PRC science and technology minister and vice chairman of China’s parliamentary advisory body, leads delegation to a South Korean Embassy event in Beijing marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

: The 19th China-ROK-Japan environment ministers’ meeting held in Suwon.

: Fifth China-ROK Public Diplomacy Forum is held on Jeju Island.

: China’s Ministry of Commerce announces that it will enforce the latest UN sanctions on North Korea, effective Aug. 15.

: Aug. 21, 2017: PRC Foreign Minister Wang holds separate meetings with ROK and DPRK counterparts Kang Kyung-wha and Ri Yong-ho on sidelines of ASEAN meetings in Manila.

: UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2371 in response to North Korea’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.

: Presidents Xi and Moon meet on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg.

: North Korea fires a ballistic missile into its eastern waters.

: China’s Ambassador to the UN Liu Jieyi calls for dialogue with North Korea.

: PRC and ROK representatives attend the 15th East Asia Forum in Changsha, Hunan.

: US Treasury Department announces that it has blacklisted Bank of Dandong, two Chinese individuals, and Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co. for their ties to North Korea.

: PRC Vice Culture Minister Xiang Zhaolun, ROK First Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Na Jong-min, and Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Masaki Ogushi hold 10th Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum in Tokyo.

: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses support for inter-Korean reconciliation after Seoul approves an aid group request to send humanitarian aid to the North.

: US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report 2017 classifies China among worst countries for human trafficking due to its complicity in DPRK forced labor.

: Human Rights Watch urges China not to repatriate five DPRK defectors detained by Chinese authorities in June.

: ROK Foreign Ministry extends condolences over deaths from a landslide in Mao County, Sichuan.

: President Moon in a Reuters interview discusses China’s North Korea policy.

: US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue meets and announce agreement not to do business with UN-blacklisted DPRK entities, and work together toward denuclearization.

: China Geological Survey, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, and Geological Survey of Japan hold the Trilateral GeoSummit in Jeju.

: ROK Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sun-nam meets State Councilor Yang Jiechi in Beijing and holds a high-level strategic dialogue with PRC counterpart Zhang Yesui.

: Korea International Trade Association indicates that China has blacklisted 24 South Korean manufacturers and exporters.

: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses support for inter-Korean reconciliation after President Moon proposes dialogue between the two Koreas.

: PRC and ROK Finance Ministers Xiao Jie and Kim Dong-yeon meet on the sidelines of the AIIB meeting in Jeju.

: South Korea hosts the AIIB’s second annual meeting of the board of governors in Jeju.  President Moon delivers a congratulatory address.

: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun and ROK Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon meet in Jeju.  South Korea agrees to invest $8 million in the AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund.

: China’s Foreign Ministry welcomes former US basketball player Dennis Rodman’s visit to North Korea.

: Second China-ROK-Japan Trilateral High-Level Dialogue on the Arctic is held in Tokyo.

: PRC Foreign Ministry calls for restraint after North Korea launches several short-range projectiles toward the East Sea.

: China Cultural Center in Seoul and Yonhap News Agency agree to promote cultural exchanges.

: North Chungcheong provincial government announces that Cheongju International Airport has resumed flights to China.

: UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2356 sanctioning North Korea.

: PRC and ROK officials and experts attend the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue.

: Chinese and South Korean virtual reality (VR) companies hold an investment forum on the sidelines of the 2017 Busan VR Festival.

: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses support for Seoul’s steps to approve inter-Korean civilian contact.

: Shinsegae Vice Chairman Chung Yong-jin announces E-Mart’s withdrawal from China.

: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses concern over the delivery of four additional THAAD launchers to the ROK.

: North Korea fires a short-range missile toward the East Sea.

: PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a joint press conference with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow calls for a peaceful resolution to the Korean nuclear issue.

: SK chief Chey Tae-won to meet government and business leaders and participate in the Korea Foundation-Fudan University-hosted Shanghai Forum.

: Dozens of South Koreans sue the PRC and ROK governments over the health costs associated with fine dust pollution.

: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses support for the Moon administration’s reported plans for inter-Korean reconciliation.

: PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi releases a press statement expressing hopes for improving China-Korea relations.

: UN Security Council condemns North Korea’s missile test.

: North Korea test-fires a ballistic missile.

: President Moon’s special envoy Lee visits China and meets President Xi and State Councilor Yang on May 19 and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on May 18.

: Former ROK Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan is appointed special envoy to China.

: Rep. Park of ROK ruling Democratic Party and DPRK Minister of External economic relations Kim Yong-jae meet on sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

: President Xi and State Councilor Yang Jiechi meet a ROK delegation led by Rep. Park Byeong-seug on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.

: North Korea conducts a missile test.

: ROK and DPRK delegations attend China’s Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

: ROK Vice Foreign Minsiter Lim Sung-nam requests Chinese government assistance in managing a school bus accident in Weihai that left 10 South Korean children dead.

: ROK Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se sends a message to PRC counterpart Wang Yi expressing condolences for the death of former Vice Prime Minister Qian Qichen.

: Presidents Xi and Moon hold telephone talks

: President Xi Jinping congratulates Moon Jae-in on his election as ROK president.

: PRC, ROK, and Japanese finance and central bank officials hold trilateral talks in Yokohama on the sidelines of an annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank.

: A Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) commentary criticizes China for criticizing the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program.

: China Southern Airlines resumes its Cheongju-Yanji flight services.

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