China - Korea
Chronology from Sep 2015 to Dec 2015
: Chinese media organizations select President Park Geun-hye among the top ten people of 2015.
: PRC Foreign Ministry calls on Japan to “deal with related issues in a responsible way” after a ROK-Japan history agreement on comfort women.
: ROK Supreme Court calls on the government to disclose reports on China-ROK FTA negotiations.
: PRC and ROK vice foreign ministers begin the first round of talks on EEZs.
: China Beijing Environment Exchange and Korea Exchange sign a MoU on carbon trading.
: The China-ROK FTA comes into force.
: DPRK Vice Sports Minister Son Kwang-ho visits Beijing and signs an agreement with Deputy Secretary of the PRC General Administration of Sports Yang Shuan on sports exchanges in 2016.
: PRC, ROK, and Japanese culture ministers hold talks in Qingdao.
: UN General Assembly adopts a resolution on referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for human rights violations.
: PRC and ROK Coast Guard heads Meng Hongwei and Hong Ik-tae meet in Beijing.
: PRC Foreign Ministry praises Kim Jong Il on the fourth anniversary of his death. North Koreans in Beijing pay respects at the DPRK Embassy.
: ROK Finance Ministry announces it has issued RMB-denominated foreign exchange stabilization bonds in China.
: North Korea’s band Moranbong returns to Pyongyang after canceling performance in Beijing.
: North Korea’s Moranbong Band and an Army orchestra arrive in Beijing for a “friendship tour” led by Choe Hwi, first vice-department director of the WPK propaganda division, who meets head of the CPC International Department Song Tao.
: China at a UN Security Council meeting in New York opposes including DPRK human rights issues on the UN agenda.
: PRC Foreign Ministry calls for the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang’s claims on nuclear development.
: PRC Foreign Ministry expresses concern over the ROK Navy firing of warning shots at a Chinese patrol boat.
: ROK Navy fires warning shots at a Chinese patrol boat in the Yellow Sea.
: Newly-appointed CPC International Department head Song Tao meets DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae-ryong in Beijing.
: People’s Daily and Yonhap News Agency sign a news exchange agreement.
: PRC, ROK, and Japanese health ministers meet in Kyoto.
: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin leads a delegation to the ROK Embassy in Beijing to pay respects to former ROK President Kim Young-sam.
: PRC and ROK nuclear envoys Wu Dawei and Hwang Joon-kook meet in Beijing.
: PRC Foreign Ministry extends condolences on the Nov. 22 death of former ROK President Kim Young-sam.
: South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research reports that China, South Korea, and Japan have agreed to strengthen efforts against yellow dust from China.
: South Korea’s National Assembly ratifies the China-ROK FTA.
: Seoul hosts the third China-ROK forum on public diplomacy.
: South Korea launches a bipartisan consultative body on the China-ROK FTA.
: PRC and ROK navies hold joint anti-piracy drills in the Gulf of Aden.
: Rep. Suh Chung-won leads a bipartisan ROK parliamentary delegation to China and meets Liu Yunshan and Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui.
: Premier Li Keqiang visits Seoul to attend the sixth China-ROK-Japan summit and separately meets President Park, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, and National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa.
: PRC and ROK Trade Ministers Gao Hucheng and Yoon Sang-jick meet in Seoul.
: Chinese state media reports CPC’s approval of a planned transborder tourism zone on Jilin’s border with North Korea and Russia.
: PRC Civil Affairs Minister Li Liguo meets DPRK Health Minister and Chairman of the North Korea-China Friendship Association Kang Ha-guk in Pyongyang, and pays respects to Chinese and DPRK soldiers killed in the Korean War.
: Liaoning province opens Guomenwan trade zone in Dandong with North Korea.
: China, South Korea, and Japan hold cyber security talks in Seoul.
: South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announces plans to expand ROK fishery exports to China in light of the China-ROK FTA.
: China-DPRK trade fair is held in Dandong.
: Liu Yunshan, member of the CPC Political Bureau Standing Committee, visits North Korea on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WPK’s founding.
: PRC, ROK, and Japanese finance ministers hold talks on the sidelines of multilateral meetings in Peru.
: PRC Ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun meets DPRK Health Minister and Chairman of the North Korea-China Friendship Association Kang Ha-guk on the occasion of China’s National Day.
: Rear Adm. Yu Manjiang, commander of China’s naval unit in the Gulf of Aden, visits ROK destroyer Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin and agrees to hold a joint anti-piracy drill.
: Eighth round of China-ROK-Japan trade talks are held in Beijing.
: PRC Ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun attends 11th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair.
: Shooting incident occurs in Changbai near the China-DPRK border.
: ROK deputy nuclear envoy attends a forum in Beijing hosted by the Chinese Institute of International Studies.
: China-ROK-Japan Trilateral Policy Dialogue on African Affairs held in Beijing.
: PRC, ROK, and Japanese deputy agriculture ministers meet in Tokyo.
: ROK and DPRK tourism representatives attend an international travel fair in Dandong hosted by Liaoning province.
: PRC officials attend the regional Seoul Defense Dialogue hosted by the ROK Defense Ministry.
: PRC, ROK, and DPRK companies attend the 10th China-Northeast Asia Expo in Changchun.
: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President-designate Jin Liqun visits Seoul to meet ROK officials and businessmen.
: Kim Jong Un, Kim Yong Nam, and Pak Pong Ju receive a message from Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, and Zhang Dejiang on the occasion of the DPRK’s 67th anniversary.
: PRC and ROK deputy envoys to the Six-Party Talks Xiao Qian and Kim Gunn meet in Seoul.
: PRC and ROK finance ministers meet on the sidelines of the G20 in Turkey.
: Blue House announces a telemedicine project between Seoul’s St. Mary’s Hospital and Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai.
: China and South Korea sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Beijing on non-tariff barriers.
: President Park Geun-hye visits China and meets President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, attends 70th anniversary commemorations of the end of WWII, and addresses the China-ROK business cooperation forum in Shanghai.
: Choe Ryong-hae, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee, visits Beijing to attend WWII commemorations.