China - Korea

Chronology from May 2020 to Aug 2020

: PRC and ROK ministers participate in the 23rd ASEAN Economic Ministers Plus Three Consultations via video conference.

: Chinese and ROK economic ministers join 8th RCEP Ministerial Meeting via videoconference.

: Chinese and ROK media executives join counterparts from Australia, India, Japan, and Turkey for an Asian Broadcast Union video conference on post-pandemic challenges.

: PRC Ambassador to Seoul Xing Haiming donates $20,000 to the Seoul-based International Vaccine Institute for coronavirus vaccine development.

: South Korean singer Lee Hyori suggests use of the stage name “Mao,” resulting in a backlash from Chinese netizens who accuse her of belittling former leader Mao Zedong.

: Yang Jiechi, member of CCP Central Committee Political Bureau and Director of the Central Commission Office for Foreign Affairs, meets Suh Hoon, Director of ROK national security office, in Busan.

: ROK Unification Minister Lee In-young and PRC Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming meet in Seoul.

: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sends congratulatory message to Kim Tok-hun, member of the Presidium of the WPK Central Committee Political Bureau and premier of the DPRK Cabinet, on his appointment as Prime Minister.

: The China-Korea Friendship Cultural Festival starts in Shanghai.

: US lifts sanctions against Macao-based Banco Delta Asia bank, accused of working with North Korea on money laundering.

: China-Japan-ROK Sports Culture Industrial Park opens in Yantai, Shandong.

: The ROK Foreign Ministry lowers its travel advisory for Hubei province.

: The ROK Coast Guard announces the arrest of 18 Chinese who entered the country illegally by boat in April-May.

: China’s Permanent Mission to the UN expresses “indignation and concern” over the leaking of a draft Midterm Report of the Security Council 1718 Committee Panel of Experts.

: China and South Korea hold virtual talks on expanding the bilateral FTA.

: Li Chenggang, PRC assistant minister for commerce, and Lee Seong-ho, ROK deputy foreign minister for economic affairs, lead 24th China-ROK Joint Economic Committee session in Qingdao.

: Kim Jong Un pays tribute to the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement.

: China-Japan-ROK Cultural and Creative Industrial Park is launched in Yantai, Shandong.

: ASEAN+3, the East Asia Summit, and ASEAN Regional Forum hold Senior Officials Meetings via videoconference.

: South Korean civic groups protest China’s Hong Kong security law.

: South Korea’s nuclear negotiator Lee Do-hoon holds separate meetings with PRC and Russian ambassadors to South Korea.

: Rodong Sinmun expresses “full support” for China on the Hong Kong issue.

: China, Japan, and South Korea hold a video conference for COVID-19 experts coordinated by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

: South Korean civic groups boycott the movie Mulan in opposition to lead actress Liu Yifei’s pro-Chinese comments during Hong Kong democracy protests.

: The Jilin Provincial Government Information Office holds a news conference on the China-ROK (Changchun) International Cooperation Demonstration Zone.

: After China’s National People’s Congress passes Hong Kong national security law, South Korea’s foreign ministry states that “it’s important for Hong Kong to continue to prosper and maintain stability while enjoying a high level of autonomy under China’s ‘one nation, two systems’ policy.”

: WPK sends a floral basket to the CCP on the occasion of the CCP’s 99th founding anniversary.

: Korea Tourism Organization announces partnership with Ctrip, China’s leading online travel agency.

: China-ROK (Changchun) International Cooperation Demonstration Zone is officially established.

: PRC and ROK officials hold video talks on fisheries cooperation.

: RCEP trade ministers hold a videoconference.

: A PRC military plane enters South Korea’s air defense identification zone.

: Rodong Sinmun publishes an article commemorating last year’s Xi -Kim summit.

: ROK authorities detain six Chinese suspected of having illegally entered South Korea via boat.

: China’s foreign ministry calls for US-DPRK dialogue.

: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui and Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Kim Gunn hold a videoconference.

: North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun supports Beijing’s position on Hong Kong.

: ASEAN+3 economic ministers adopt a Joint Statement on mitigating COVID-19’s economic impact.

: PRC Ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun and DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Son-gwon meet in Pyongyang.

: Protesters in Seoul oppose Beijing’s Hong Kong security legislation and commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown.

: PRC Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming and SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won meet in Seoul.

: Protesters in front of PRC Embassy in Seoul oppose Beijing’s Hong Kong security legislation.

: North Korea foreign ministry backs China’s security legislation for Hong Kong.

: China’s foreign ministry expresses Beijing’s opposition to THAAD deployment.

: Premier Li Keqiang expresses support for China-Japan-ROK economic cooperation.

: ROK Coast Guard arrests a Chinese national who illegally entered by boat in May 20 with seven others.

: State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi states that US-DPRK dialogue is a prerequisite for resolving the Korean Peninsula issue and expresses support for China-Japan-ROK cooperation on COVID-19.

: China’s foreign ministry expresses China’s willingness to continue cooperation with South Korea and Japan on COVID-19.

: Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong visits China, where he inspects the company’s Xian chip plant and meets Shaanxi Governor Hu Heping.

: South Korea’s defense ministry indicates that plans to repatriate remains of Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War have been postponed this spring due to COVID-19.

: PRC, ROK, and Japanese health ministers hold a trilateral teleconference.

: Leaders Xi Jinping and Moon Jae-in and defense ministers Wei Fenghe and Jeong Kyeong-doo hold separate telephone talks.

: China’s National Development and Reform Commission releases guidelines on establishing the China-ROK (Changchun) International Cooperation Demonstration Zone.

: First group of Korean electronics workers depart Seoul for Tianjin through fast-track entry.

: Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping exchange verbal messages of support.

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