China - Korea

Chronology from Sep 2020 to Dec 2020

: South Korea’s new chief nuclear envoy Noh Kyu-duk and PRC counterpart Wu Jianghao hold telephone talks.

: ROK Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun and PRC counterpart Le Yucheng hold video talks.

: China’s foreign ministry affirms that Chinese and Russian aircraft “did not enter the airspace of other countries” in response to regional concerns over joint patrols.

: China and South Korea hold working-level fisheries cooperation talks.

: PRC, ROK, and Japanese health ministers hold annual talks online.

: The 7th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus is held online.

: PRC foreign ministry responds to new US sanctions on China-based entities for supporting DPRK coal exports.

: RFA reports that North Korea has sent anti-aircraft units to the Chinese border.

: PRC foreign ministry responds to US accusations of DPRK sanctions violations.

: Liu Youbin, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment, calls for strengthening cooperation with South Korea.

: PRC State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Seoul.

: The 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting is held.

: The ASEAN Defense Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus is held online.

: The PRC Embassy and Korea-China City Friendship Association hold the China-ROK Friendship Youth Forum 2020 in Seoul.

: President Moon Jae-in and Premier Li Keqiang attend virtual ASEAN+3 summit, East Asia Summit, and RCEP summit.

: The China-South Korea Investment and Trade Fair and China (Shenyang) South Korea Week is held alongside the Liaoning International Fair for Investment and Trade.

: PRC foreign ministry denies reports about the suspension of Samsung’s chartered flight to China.

: PRC and ROK environment ministers hold online talks.

: ROK Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Gunn and PRC counterpart Luo Zhaohui hold video talks ahead of ASEAN-led summits.

: PRC and ROK fisheries officials agree to reduce fishing boat quotas in each other’s EEZ.

: North Korea’s Tongil Sinbo emphasizes the country’s “special relationship” and “undefeatable friendship” with China.

: Direct flights from Seoul to Beijing resume.

: A photo exhibition marking the Korean War’s 70th anniversary is held at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing.

: China and South Korea hold ninth round of talks online on expanding the FTA’s scope.

: Kim Jong Un receives a reply message from Xi.

: Xi addresses meeting marking the Korean War’s 70th anniversary. China and North Korea’s state media report on ceremonies at their memorial sites.

: Photo exhibition marking the Korean War’s 70th anniversary opens in Beijing.

: Kim Jong Un, accompanied by senior officials, visits the CPV cemetery in Hoechang County and lays a floral basket at the grave of Mao Anying, Mao Zedong’s son.

: The People’s Bank of China and Bank of Korea extend their currency swap deal.

: Ninth biennial ASEAN+3 Culture Ministers’ Meeting is held online.

: PRC State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and ROK Defense Minister Suh Wook hold telephone talks.

: PRC Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun attends a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the CPV’s entry into the Korean War.

: Seoul city holds its Eighth “China Day” celebrations online.

: Xi Jinping and China’s top leaders visit Korean War exhibition at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing.

: Kim sends a reply message to Xi.

: NDRC Chairman He Lifeng and ROK Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki hold online economic ministerial talks.

: The 2020 China-South Korea Outstanding Women’s Forum is held online.

: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui attends ROK Embassy reception for South Korea’s National Foundation Day and Military Foundation Day.

: Kim receives a message from Xi on the WPK’s 75th founding anniversary.

: Kim sends a message to Xi on the PRC’s 71st founding anniversary.

: UN panel of experts reports on North Korea’s continued violation of UNSC sanctions.

: South Korea’s chief prosecutor Yoon Seok-youl and PRC Ambassador to Seoul Xing Haiming discuss law enforcement cooperation.

: Seventh ceremony for Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War is held in Incheon. The remains of 117 soldiers arrive in Shenyang, where Vice Premier Sun Chunlan and Minister of Veteran Affairs Sun Shaocheng address welcoming and burial ceremonies.

: Minister of China’s State Council Information Office Xu Lin and ROK Culture Minister Park Yang-woo address the 12th China-ROK high-level media dialogue online.

: Sixth China-Japan-Korea Industries Expo starts in Weifang, Shandong province, where the China-Japan-Korea (Weifang) Industrial Park is launched.

: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ROK Ministry of Education, and National Research Foundation of Korea host the 2020 China-Korea Humanities Forum.

: Memorial Hall of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea reopens in Dandong.

: PRC, ROK, and Japanese finance ministers hold online talks on the sidelines of the 23rd ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting.

: China’s foreign ministry reiterates Beijing’s “dual-track approach” on the 15th anniversary of the September 2005 Six Party Talks Joint Statement.

: Disney’s Mulan premiere leads South Korea’s box office despite boycotts.

: Kim Jong Un sends a reply message to Xi.

: A North Korean smuggler is shot dead while crossing the China-DPRK border.

: Changes to China’s national curriculum require northeast schools to replace Korean teaching material with Mandarin Chinese material according to local media reports.

: PRC Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, DPRK Ambassador to Indonesia An Kwang-il, and US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun attend the virtual 27th ASEAN Regional Forum.

: Luo Zhaohui, China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs, and Lee Do-hoon, South Korea’s special representative for Korea Peninsula peace and security affairs, hold telephone talks.

: USFK Commander Gen. Robert Abrams confirms that North Korea has set up a shoot-to-kill zone along its border with China. The DPRK Embassy in Beijing releases an agreement with China on measures to protect Chinese nationals.

: President Xi Jinping sends a congratulatory message to Kim Jong Un on the 72nd anniversary of the DPRK’s founding.

: The 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and 21st ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting are held online.

: South Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun holds separate meetings with PRC and Japanese ambassadors.

: Chongqing-Seoul international passenger flights resume, leading further post-COVID-19 flight resumptions between China and South Korea.

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