China - Korea
Chronology from Aug 2016 to Dec 2016
: Beijing rejects approval requests by Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Jeju Air to run chartered flights between China and Korea in January.
: China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Air withdraw their requests for ROK government approval of plans to run chartered flights to South Korea.
: The 16th round of China-ROK fisheries talks is held in Beijing.
: China and South Korea hold director general-level talks in Busan on EEZs in the Yellow Sea.
: China National Tourism Administration Chairman Li Jinzao and ROK Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoon-sun preside over the closing ceremony of “Visit Korea Year 2016” in Beijing.
: Tokyo announces the postponement of the China-Japan-Korea summit to 2017.
: China’s Ministry of Commerce and General Administration of Customs announces a temporary suspension of coal imports from North Korea.
: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses hopes for political stability in South Korea after the parliamentary impeachment of Park Geun-hye.
: PRC permanent representative to the UN Liu Jieyi at a Security Council meeting expresses China’s opposition to discussing DPRK human rights.
: PRC and ROK nuclear envoys Wu Dawei and Kim Hong-kyun meet in Beijing.
: Beijing calls for full implementation of the UN Security Council resolution against North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, adopted Nov. 30.
: UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2321 in response to North Korea’s fifth nuclear test.
: China begins tax probe and health and safety inspection of Lotte Group in China.
: PRC Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Qian Hongshan and ROK Ambassador for Public Diplomacy Cho Hyun-dong meet in Yangzhou on the sidelines of the fourth China-ROK public diplomacy forum.
: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses opposition to South Korea’s intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan.
: Chinese fishing boat sinks in waters off South Korea, leaving one missing.
: All eight crew members are rescued from a sinking Chinese fishing boat in waters off South Korea’s western coast.
: The 19th annual forum on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollutants in Northeast Asia is held in Seoul. National Institute of Environmental Research under the ROK Ministry of Environment announces China-Japan-ROK joint research agreement on air pollution.
: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses opposition to THAAD deployment after the ROK Defense Ministry’s reported agreement with Lotte Group to acquire the site for THAAD.
: ROK Coast Guard fires a machine gun to warn 30 Chinese fishing boats.
: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses opposition to the ROK Coast Guard’s use of force against illegally operating Chinese fishermen.
: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses opposition to THAAD deployment after USFK Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks indicates THAAD would be deployed in 8-10 months.
: ROK Coast Guard uses machine gun to warn Chinese fishing boats operating illegally near Incheon. China’s Foreign Ministry calls in ROK Ambassador Kim Jang-soo.
: PRC, Japanese, and ROK trade ministers hold annual trilateral talks in Tokyo.
: PRC Defense Ministry expresses concern over planned joint military exercises between South Korea, the United States, and Japan.
: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin and DPRK counterpart Park Myong-guk lead the third meeting of the Korea-China Border Joint Commission in Pyongyang.
: Hwaseong Mayor Chae In-seok and Shanghai Normal University President attend an unveiling ceremony of comfort women statues erected on the university campus.
: South Korean prosecutors indict captain of a Chinese fishing boat for obstruction of justice and professional negligence.
: PRC Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou meets Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Hyong-zhin and Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam in Seoul.
: PRC Defense Ministry calls for restraint in response to US-ROK joint naval drills.
: 500 Chinese and South Korean business leaders attend a forum on the China-ROK FTA and other trade negotiations as part of the GTI expo in Sokcho.
: ROK Foreign Ministry again calls in China’s consul general in Seoul to protest the Oct. 7 sinking of a ROK Coast Guard boat.
: South Korean political parties criticize China’s reluctance to apologize for the sinking of a ROK Coast Guard boat.
: PRC Foreign Ministry calls for restraint in dealing with illegally operating Chinese fishing boats.
: ROK, PRC, Russian, Mongolian, and Japanese representatives attend a meeting of the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) Local Cooperation Committee and the opening of the GTI trade and investment fair in Sokcho.
: ROK Foreign Ministry calls in PRC Ambassador Qiu Guohong in Seoul to protest the Oct. 7 sinking of a ROK Coast Guard boat.
: ROK Coast Guard announces that it will use force against violent interference with law enforcement by Chinese boats and fishermen.
: South Korea’s Presidential office calls Oct. 7 sinking of a ROK Coast Guard boat “regrettable.” China’s Foreign Ministry calls for South Korean restraint in dealing with incident.
: ROK Foreign Ministry calls in China’s consul general in Seoul to protest the Oct. 7 sinking of a ROK Coast Guard boat.
: Illegally operating Chinese fishing boat rear-ends and sinks a ROK Coast Guard boat in the Yellow Sea.
: Officials confirm the participation of top envoys of China and North Korea in events marking China’s National Day in Beijing and Pyongyang.
: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses opposition to THAAD.
: Chinese fishing boat catches fire while operating illegally in South Korea’s Exclusive Economic Zone, leaving three dead.
: US imposes sanctions on China’s Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Company for assisting North Korea’s weapons programs.
: Special Representative for Korean Peace and Security Affairs Kim Hong-kyun and PRC counterpart Wu Dawei meet in Beijing.
: PRC, Japanese, and ROK sports ministers hold an inaugural meeting on sports cooperation in Pyeongchang.
: Jeju police announce that it has requested cooperation from Hebei province to investigate a Chinese man suspected of killing a South Korean woman in Jeju on Sept. 17.
: ROK Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se holds separate telephone talks with PRC and Russian counterparts Wang Yi and Sergey Lavrov about North Korea’s fifth nuclear test.
: DPRK ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam arrives in Beijing on his way to Venezuela for the Non-Aligned Movement summit.
: Eight Chinese tourists are arrested for assaulting a South Korean restaurant owner on Jeju Island on Sept. 10.
: DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho arrives in Beijing on his way to Venezuela for the Non-Aligned Movement summit.
: ROK Embassy in China issues a travel advisory to South Koreans traveling near the China-DPRK border.
: ROK Special Representative for Korean Peace and Security Affairs Kim Hong-kyun and PRC counterpart Wu Dawei hold telephone talks.
: North Korea conducts a fifth nuclear test.
: China and South Korea join EAS member states in adopting a statement on nonproliferation urging North Korea to abandon its weapons programs.
: President Park and Premier Li Keqiang attend ASEAN Plus 3 in Vientiane.
: China’s Foreign Ministry reiterates China’s opposition to THAAD.
: Wang Yang, member of the CPC Politburo Standing Committee and chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, attends North Korea’s National Day reception at the DPRK Embassy in Beijing.
: Presidents Obama and Park meet on the sidelines of ASEAN meetings in Vientiane and stress China’s role in sanctioning North Korea.
: President Xi Jinping and President Park Geun-hye meet on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou.
: North Korea test-fires three mid-range Rodong missiles into the East Sea.
: Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam visits China for talks with PRC counterpart Liu Zhenmin in preparation for the Xi-Park summit.
: China’s Foreign Ministry calls for restraint over North Korea Aug. 24 ballistic missile launch.
: Foreign Ministers Wang Yi, Yun Byung-se, and Kishida Fumio hold the 8th China-ROK-Japan Foreign Ministers Meeting in Tokyo.