China - Korea

Chronology from Sep 2017 to Dec 2017

: President Moon visits Chongqing, former base of South Korea’s provisional government during Japanese colonial rule.

: ROK Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon meets People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan.

: President Moon meets Premier Li Keqiang and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Zhang Dejiang in Beijing.

: China orders investigation into clashes between Chinese security guards and South Korean journalists.

: Beijing and Pyeongchang agree to ensure the success of the 2018 Winter Olympics in February.

: Bilateral meetings are held in Beijing between ROK Agriculture Minister Kim Yong-rok and PRC counterpart Han Changfu; and ROK Commerce Minister Paik Un-gyu and PRC counterpart Zhong Shan.

: Chinese security guards attack and injure two South Korean journalists at a Korea-China trade fair.  The Cheong Wa Dae Press Corps issues a statement requesting a formal apology from Beijing.

: PRC Vice President Zhang Gaoli and President Moon address the China-ROK Business Forum.

: President Moon visits Beijing for summit with Xi Jinping accompanied by a large business delegation.

: PRC FM Wang renews China’s call for a “suspension for suspension” agreement on North Korea.

: South Korea’s Commerce Ministry hosts meeting of Chinese entrepreneurs to encourage Chinese investment.

: Financial regulators from South Korea, China, and Japan meet in Incheon.

: ROK National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun and Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Leung Chun-ying meet in Seoul.

: South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party leader Choo Mi-ae visits Beijing for an international conference of political parties and meets Chinese officials including Xi Jinping.

: North Korea test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile.  China’s Foreign Ministry denounces the test.  President Xi reaffirms China’s goal of denuclearization in telephone talks with Trump.

: China partially lifts restrictions on group package tours to South Korea.

: South Korean authorities arrest three Chinese fishing boats for illegal fishing in Korean waters.

: South Korea’s Defense Ministry denies  plans for talks with China on THAAD.

: ROK Foreign Ministry asks China to crack down on illegal fishing in Korean waters.

: Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha visits China in preparation for the Xi-Moon summit, meeting counterpart Wang Yi and head of the National People’s Congress Foreign Affairs Committee Fu Ying.

:   Executive Vice President of the Party School He Yiting visits South Korea to discuss the outcome of China’s 19th Party Congress.

: President Xi’s special envoy Song Tao visits Pyongyang to brief DPRK counterparts on China’s 19th Party Congress.

: China and South Korea reach agreement on annual fishing quotas in each other’s exclusive waters.

: Rodong Sinmun declares that North Korea will “never” step back from its nuclear development “unless the US hostile policy against us comes to an end.”

: ROK Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon and PRC Ambassador Qiu Guohong meet in Seoul.

: PRC Foreign Ministry renews call for “suspension for suspension” agreement on North Korea.

: ROK Prime Minister Lee Nak-yonn addresses annual forum on China-Korea relations in Seoul.

: South Korea at WTO meeting raises concern over China’s cyber security regulations.

: PRC Premier Li Keqiang and President Moon attend ASEAN-related meetings in Manila and hold bilateral talks on Nov. 13.

: Health ministers from China, South Korea, and Japan meet in Jinan, China.

:  Presidents Xi and Moon meet in Da Nang, Vietnam on the sidelines of the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting.

: Ten North Korean defectors are arrested in China.

: South Korea’s Lotte Group secures approval for construction of a commercial complex in China.

: President Xi sends message to Kim Jong UN expressing hope for “sound and stable” bilateral ties.

: PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi meets ROK delegation led by former Prime Minister Lee Soo-sung in Beijing.

: Bipartisan group of six South Korean lawmakers visits China.

: South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party welcomes China-ROK agreement on THAAD, while the minor opposition Bareun Party denounces it.

: PRC and ROK nuclear envoys Kong Xuanyou and Lee Do-hoon meet in Seoul.

: Chinese and ROK foreign ministries issue a joint statement agreeing to put bilateral ties back on “normal” track.

: ROK and DPRK leaders send separate congratulatory messages to President Xi Jinping on his re-election as Communist Party of China (CPC) leader.

: PRC and ROK Defense Ministers Chang Wanquan and Song Young-moo meet on the sidelines of an ASEAN security forum in the Philippines.

:   Statue of Korean independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun donated by a Chinese think tank is unveiled in Euijungbu, South Korea.

: Pyongyang sends congratulatory messages on the opening of China’s 19th Party Congress.

: Beijing and Seoul agree on the sidelines of international financial meetings in Washington to renew their currency swap deal.

: PRC Commerce Ministry announces restrictions on petroleum product exports to North Korea and textile imports from North Korea in line with UN sanctions.

: PLA Deputy Commander Lt. Gen You Haitao and ROK Army Chief of Staff Gen. Kim Yong-woo meet on the sidelines of the 10th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference in Seoul.

: Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agree to step up pressure on North Korea.

: Chinese citizens in Harbin protest North Korea’s Sept. 3 nuclear test.

: North Korea launches an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan.

: PRC, ROK, and Japanese central bank chiefs hold trilateral talks in Seoul.

: UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2375 in response to North Korea’s Sept. 3 nuclear test.

: North Korea conducts its sixth nuclear test.

: PRC and ROK Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Kang Kyung-wha meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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