China - Korea

Chronology from May 2023 to Aug 2023

: 400;">: China’s Vice Foreign Minister Deng Li and South Korea’s Second Vice Foreign Minister Oh Young-ju meet in Beijing.

: 400;">: Media reports indicate that North Koreans have started to return to North Korea by bus from Dandong after Pyongyang’s Aug. 27 announcement lifting COVID-19 border restrictions. 

: 400;">: 27th China-South Korea joint economic committee meeting is held in Beijing. 

: 400;">: North Korea announces that North Korean citizens abroad can return home.

: 400;">: UN Security Council holds a briefing on North Korea’s failed satellite launch. 

: 400;">: Ministers Wang Shouwen and Ahn Duk-geun attend the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting in India and hold bilateral talks on the sidelines. 

: 400;">: North Korea claims a failed satellite launch. 

: 400;">: North Korea participates in the fourteenth China-Northeast Asia Expo in Changchun. 

: 400;">: Post-pandemic passenger flights between China and North Korea resume with Air Koryo’s arrival in Beijing. 

: 400;">: North Korean taekwondo athletes and officials arrive in Beijing, North Korea’s first delegation to travel abroad since 2020, to attend the opening ceremony of the ITF Taekwondo World Championships held in Kazakhstan.

: 400;">: The UN Security Council holds a briefing on North Korea’s human rights situation. 

: 400;">: Minister of Unification Kim Yung-ho calls on China to stop repatriating North Korean defectors to North Korea and requests China’s help in sending North Korean defectors to South Korea.

: 400;">: China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism announces it will allow Chinese group tours to 78 countries including South Korea.

: 400;">: CCP Politburo member Li Hongzhong and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attend 70th anniversary celebrations of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang. 

: 400;">: Chinese and South Korean finance ministers meet in India on the sidelines of a G20 meeting. 

: 400;">: Wang Yi and Park Jin hold talks on sidelines of ASEAN foreign ministers’ meetings in Jakarta. 

: 400;">: China and Russia block UNSC action on North Korea. 

: 400;">: UN Security Council holds a briefing on North Korea’s ICBM launch. 

: 400;">: North Korea test-fires a Hwasong-18 ICBM. 

: 400;">: Chinese and North Korean officials in Pyongyang attend Chinese embassy celebrations of the friendship treaty’s 62nd anniversary. 

: 400;">: Ninth South Korea-China Economic Cooperation Forum is held in Hubei, China. 

: 400;">: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong meets South Korean Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Choi Youngsam in Beijing. 

: 400;">: 2023 International Forum for China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Cooperation opens in Qingdao. 

: 400;">: North Korea finishes renovating the China-North Korea friendship tower in Pyongyang. 

: 400;">: National Human Rights Commission of Korea urges China not to repatriate North Korean defectors. 

: 400;">: South Korean soccer player Son Jun-ho is placed under arrest in China on bribery charges. 

: 400;">: Pyongyang fires two short-range ballistic missiles. 

: 400;">: Kim Jong Un sends Xi Jinping a 70th birthday letter. 

: 400;">: Democratic Party lawmakers start their China visit. 

: 400;">: United States imposes sanctions on two China-based North Korean nationals for supporting Pyongyang’s weapons development programs. 

: 400;">: Pyongyang fires two short-range ballistic missiles. 

: 400;">: South Korea’s oceans ministry announces agreement reached with China the previous week on illegal fishing. 

: 400;">: Democratic Party lawmakers visit Beijing.

: 400;">: Korean prosecutors announce the indictment of a former Samsung Electronics executive for stealing trade secrets to replicate a chip plant in China. 

: 400;">: Chinese foreign ministry summons South Korean Ambassador Chung Jae-ho in Beijing. 

: 400;">: South Korea’s foreign ministry summons Chinese Ambassador Xing Haiming in Seoul. 

: 400;">: Chinese Ambassador Xing Haiming and Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung meet in Seoul. 

: 400;">: South Korea’s defense ministry lodges complaint with China and Russia over Jun. 6 KADIZ incursions. 

: 400;">: Chinese and South Korean defense ministers Li Shangfu and Lee Jong-sup meet in Singapore on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue. 

: 400;">: UN Security Council holds briefing on North Korea’s May 31 reconnaissance satellite launch. 

: 400;">: Pyongyang fails to launch a claimed military spy satellite.

: 400;">: Chinese and South Korean ministers Wang Wentao and Ahn Duk-guen meet on sidelines of the APEC trade ministers’ meeting in Detroit. 

: 400;">: China’s Director General of Asian Affairs Liu Jinsong meets South Korean counterpart Choi Yong-jun and Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Choi Youngsam in Seoul. 

: 400;">: North Korea’s Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui meets Wang Yajun, the new Chinese ambassador to North Korea. 

: 400;">: 23rd China-South Korea-Japan Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting is held in Incheon. 

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