China - Korea

Chronology from May 2021 to Aug 2021

: Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese culture ministers hold virtual talks on trilateral cooperation.

: Inauguration session of the Committee for Future-Oriented Development of Korea-China Relations is held in Seoul.

: PRC Ambassador Xing Haiming addresses a forum in Seoul marking the 19th anniversary of China-ROK diplomatic relations.

: PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi, ROK Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong, and DPRK Ambassador to Indonesia An Kwang-il attend the virtual ASEAN Regional Forum.

: DPRK Foreign Ministry criticizes Human Rights Watch’s account of China’s repatriation of DPRK defectors.

: Kim, during a visit to Friendship Tower marking the 68th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, expresses support for relations with China.

: After working-level talks with China, ROK Defense Ministry announces September plans to repatriate remains of Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War.

: Kim sends a verbal message of support to Xi for flood recovery efforts in Henan province.

: Xi sends a reply letter to Kim supporting China-DPRK relations.

: Beijing approves the entry of Pakistani rescue helicopters into Chinese territory to search for a South Korean mountain climber missing in the Himalayas since July 19.

: PRC President Xi and ROK Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum attend virtual APEC summit.

: PRC Ambassador Xing Haiming and People Power Party leader Lee Jun-seok meet in Seoul.

: Xi and Kim exchange messages marking the 60th anniversary of the China-DPRK friendship treaty.

: ROK Foreign Ministry holds an exhibition for South Korean, Chinese, and Japanese artists with disabilities, “Trilateral Cooperation Blooms Through Art.”

: New Special US Representative for North Korea Sung Kim and PRC counterpart Liu Xiaoming hold telephone talks.

: Chinese veterans affairs official Li Jingxian and South Korean Defense Ministry’s international policy Director-General Kim Sang-jin meet in Xiamen and agree to hold a ceremony on September 15 to return the remains of Chinese troops killed in the Korean War.

: Kim Jong Un sends a message to Xi Jinping commemorating the 100th anniversary of the CPC’s founding.

: China’s special representative on Korean Peninsula affairs Liu Xiaoming and South Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator Noh Kyu-duk hold telephone talks.

: PRC Ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun and DPRK Ambassador to China Ri Ryong Nam publish op-eds in Rodong Sinmun and People’s Daily respectively on China-DPRK friendship.

: PRC Embassy in Pyongyang holds photo exhibition marking the 2nd anniversary of Xi -Kim talks.

: CPC International Liaison Department hosts a joint symposium with North Korea commemorating Xi Jinping-Kim Jong Un exchanges.

: PRC and ROK Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Chung Eui-yong hold telephone talks.

: China and South Korea hold working-level talks on illegal fishing.

: PRC Premier Li Keqiang attends the virtual 2021 Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 Seoul summit.

: PRC State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets new DPRK Ambassador to China Ri Ryong Nam in Beijing.

: China’s foreign ministry expresses concern over the May 21 US-ROK joint statement.

: Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese officials attend the virtual meeting of ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, and hold trilateral talks.

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