China - Korea

Chronology from Sep 2019 to Dec 2019

: 4th China-ROK-Japan Science and Technology Ministerial Meeting takes place in Seoul.

: Moon travels to China, where he meets Xi in Beijing and Premier Li Keqiang in Chengdu before the 8th China-ROK-Japan leaders’ summit.

: The 12th round of China-ROK-Japan trade talks take place in Beijing.

: China’s Foreign Ministry calls for restraint on the Korean peninsula.

: An exhibition celebrating the 70th anniversary of China-DPRK diplomatic relations, organized by China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the DPRK Embassy in China, opens at the National Library of China.

: 2019 China-ROK-Japan Media Dialogue takes place in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

: China’s National Health Commission chief Ma Xiaowei, ROK health minister Park Neung-hoo, and Japan’s Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato Katsunobu hold the Tripartite Health Ministers’ Meeting in Seoul.

: People’s Daily organizes an ASEAN Plus Three media forum in Chengdu.

: North Korea confirms it has conducted a “crucial test” at a satellite launch site.

: China’s Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, ROK Deputy FM Kim Gunn, and Japan’s Senior Deputy FM Mori Takeo meet in Chengdu in preparation for the trilateral leaders’ summit.

: Vice Finance ministers and central bank representatives hold ASEAN Plus Three talks in Xiamen.

: PRC Foreign Ministry’s Director-General of the Policy Planning Department Liu Jinsong and ROK Foreign Ministry’s Director-General for Strategy Lee Jun-ho meet in Seoul.

: China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Zhang Jun presents China’s position at a Security Council meeting on the Korean peninsula.

: A delegation of the All-China Journalists Association led by Hu Xiaohan, executive secretary and executive vice president of the association, arrives in Pyongyang.

: South Korean university students hold rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Seoul supporting Hong Kong protests.

: South Korean media reports that DPRK External Economic Affairs Minister Kim Yong-jae arrives in Beijing from Pyongyang.

: FM Wang visits South Korea, where he meets Moon, Kang, ruling Democratic Party leader Lee Hae-chan, and former UN Secretary-General and Boao Forum for Asia Chairman Ban Ki-moon.

: The 5th ROK-China Peace Diplomacy Forum takes place in Seoul.

: The 13th round of consular consultations takes place in Beijing between PRC Director-General of the Department of Consular Affairs Cui Aimin and DPRK counterpart, who also meets China’s Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui.

: Shandong Party Secretary Liu Jiayi visits South Korea for events on local government cooperation and meetings with Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, and First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young.

: The symphony orchestra of the State Grand Theatre of China performs in North Korea’s Samjiyon Orchestra Theatre.

: Duan Jining, director of international cooperation at the Chinese Banking Insurance Regulatory Commission, Sohn Byung-doo, ROK Financial Services Commission Vice Chairman, and Himino Ryozo, vice minister for international affairs at the Japanese Financial Services Agency, hold trilateral talks in Tokyo.

: A PRC military plane violates KADIZ, according to Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

: North Korea test-fires two short-range projectiles.

: The 16th round of China-ROK-Japan FTA negotiations take place in Seoul.

: A planned China tour by North Korea’s Moranbong band is suspended according to ROK media.

: The 21st China-ROK-Japan Environment Ministers’ Meeting takes place in Kitakyushu.

: Rodong Sinmun reports on the 66th anniversary of the conclusion of the China-DPRK agreement on economic and cultural cooperation.

: South Korea’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson state that China and South Korea are communicating on issues concerning student clashes over Hong Kong.

: Students hold rally near the PRC Embassy in Seoul supporting Hong Kong protests.

: The PRC Foreign Ministry says that overseas Chinese student opposition to separatist activities in Hong Kong are “understandable” but calls for compliance with local laws.

: Students at Yonsei University hold a silent march against the crackdown on Hong Kong protestors. Posters carrying the same message emerge on other campuses including Korea University of Foreign Studies and Pusan National University.

: South Korea’s Oceans Ministry reports it has seized three Chinese fishing boats for illegal fishing in its EEZ in the Yellow Sea.

: PRC and ROK defense ministers Wei Fenghe and Jeong Kyeong-doo hold bilateral talks in Bangkok.

: Seoul raises its travel warning level for Hong Kong.

: PRC Embassy in Seoul states that the mainland Chinese students who removed “liberate Hong Kong” banners at Yonsei University on Nov. 12 were “expressing their indignation and opposition to words and actions that harm Chinese sovereignty and distort the facts.”

: ROK Foreign Ministry expresses concern over intensifying protests in Hong Kong.

: China’s Foreign Ministry calls for dialogue on the Korean Peninsula after Pyongyang expresses opposition to US-ROK military drills in mid-November.

: ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting-Plus members, including China and South Korea, hold counter-terrorism drills.

: Students at Seoul National University and Korea University hold protests supporting the antigovernment protest movement in Hong Kong.

: Liaoning Daily reports a four-day visit to North Korea by a Chinese delegation led by Liaoning provincial party secretary Chen Qiufa, at the invitation of the WPK’s North Pyongan provincial committee. The Chinese delegation met Vice Chairman of the WPK Central Committee Ri Su-yong and Minister of External Economic Relations Kim Yong-jae.

: South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency and China’s Xinhua News Agency sign an agreement to expand media cooperation.

: A delegation of the Education Commission led by Chairman Kim Sung Du leaves Pyongyang to visit China.

: The 22nd ASEAN Plus Three summit takes place in Bangkok.

: PRC and ROK environment ministers Li Ganjie and Cho Myung-rae hold talks in Seoul.

: Students hold a rally in Seoul supporting anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

: North Korea test-fires two short-range projectiles.

: ROK Ambassador for Climate Change Yoo Yeon-chul and PRC Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s director-general for climate change Li Gao lead climate change talks in Haikou.

: Korean Central News Agency publishes Xi’s reply to Kim’s congratulatory message on China’s 70th founding anniversary.

: A PRC military plane enters the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) after sending prior notification, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

: China-DPRK Sci-Tech Exhibition in Health and Sports Field takes place in Pyongyang.

: You Ki-jun, director-general of the ROK Foreign Ministry’s International Legal Affairs Bureau, and Wang Xiaodu, China’s ambassador for Yellow Sea Affairs, meet in Seoul for working-level talks on EEZs.

: Delegation of the China-DPRK Friendship Parliamentary Group led by Chairman Choe Sang Gon, president of Kim Il Sung University and minister of Higher Education, visits China.

: The Xiangshan Forum takes place in Beijing. PRC Defense Minister Wei Fenghe holds separate meetings with ROK and DPRK vice defense ministers Park Jae-min and Kim Hyong-ryong on the sidelines.

: ROK Vice Defense Minister Park Jae-min visits Beijing. He meets Lt. Gen. Shao Yuanming, deputy chief of the CMC Joint Staff Department, for the 5th China-ROK vice ministerial strategic defense dialogue.

: Xinhua News Agency delegation led by Vice President Zhang Sutang arrives in Pyongyang.

: During his inspection tour of Xian, PRC Premier Li Keqiang visits Samsung Semiconductor Co.’s chip foundries.

: A 19-member delegation of Chinese regional government officials visit South Korea as part of a Foreign Ministry exchange program launched in 1999.

: Director of China’s CMC political affairs department Senior Vice Adm. Miao Hua visits North Korea and meets Kim Su-gil, director of the DPRK army’s general political bureau.

: The first album of K-pop group SuperM, which includes a Chinese member, tops the US Billboard 200 albums chart for the week of October 19.

: A friendship delegation led by Kim Yong Chol, chairman of the South Hwanghae Provincial People’s Committee, leaves Pyongyang to visit China.

: A delegation of North Korea’s Academy of Social Sciences, led by its President Ri Hye Jong, leaves Pyongyang to visit China.

: Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and China-Korea Friendship Association hold a reception in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of China-DPRK relations, attended by DPRK Ambassador Ji Jae Ryong.

: South Korea’s Coast Guard seizes two Chinese fishing boats for illegal fishing in its EEZ in the Yellow Sea.

: ROK Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries reports that it has seized four Chinese boats for illegal fishing in South Korea’s EEZ in the Yellow Sea.

: DPRK State Stamp Bureau issues a new stamp to commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations with China.

: China’s Foreign Ministry expresses hopes for US-DPRK dialogue.

: Xi and Kim exchange congratulatory messages on the 70th anniversary of China-DPRK diplomatic ties.

: Cultural events in China mark the WPK’s 74th founding anniversary and the 70th anniversary of China-DPRK diplomatic relations.

: Rodong Sinmun dedicates an article to the 70th anniversary of China-DPRK diplomatic relations.

: Koreans in China and Chinese guests visit North Korea for a meeting of the Kim Il Sung-Kim Jong Il Foundation.

: South Korean media reports that North Korea sent a group of working-level officials to Dandong, Liaoning province, ahead of planned US-DPRK nuclear talks in Sweden.

: PRC Foreign Ministry says China welcomes US-DPRK efforts to resume dialogue.

: North Korea test-fires a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) which the ROK military calls an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

: Kim sends a congratulatory message to Xi on the PRC’s 70th founding anniversary.

: China identifies six Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War, whose remains were reburied in the cemetery of Korean War martyrs in Shenyang after being returned from South Korea.

: Confucius Institute opens North Korea’s first Chinese center at Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies.

: PRC Ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun addresses a reception in Pyongyang marking China’s 70th founding anniversary, attended by Pak Pong-ju, Vice Chairman of North Korea’s State Affairs Commission.

: FM Wang and ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha hold talks on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

: The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency says it will open two new offices in Harbin and Changchun, capitals of Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces.

: Chairman of the Architects Union of Korea’s Central Committee Sim Yong Hak leads a DPRK delegation to the 10th Weihai international ecological environment festival in China.

: Choe Sang Gon, president of Kim Il Sung University and minister of Higher Education, leads a university delegation to China to attend Yanbian University’s 70th founding anniversary celebrations.

: China’s General Administration of Customs says China will ban pig imports from South Korea given reported cases of African swine fever.

: At a news conference with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Wang expresses Chinese support for DPRK efforts to resume talks with Washington.

: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui and special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs Lee Do-hoon meet in Beijing.

: The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the China-Korea Friendship Association host a reception in Beijing marking North Korea’s founding anniversary, attended by DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae Ryong and Chinese officials.

: North Korea launches two short-range projectiles.

: DPRK Ambassador Ji Jae-ryong addresses “DPRK Day” on the sidelines of the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition, attended by officials of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

: President Xi Jinping sends a congratulatory message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on North Korea’s founding anniversary.

: DPRK Ambassador to China Ji Jae-ryong hosts a banquet in Beijing marking the 71st anniversary of North Korea’s founding.

: South Korea’s National Tax Service Commissioner Kim Hyun-jun and PRC counterpart Wang Jun sign a deal in Beijing easing tax audit burdens for select South Korean companies.

: People’s Republic of China State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits North Korea, where he meets his DPRK counterpart Ri Yong-ho and WPK Vice Chairman Ri Su-yong, and visits a cemetery of the Chinese People’s Volunteers.

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