Chronology of China-Korea Relations

Content Type
Journal Article
Comparative Connections
Issue Number
Publication Date
September 2010
Center for Strategic and International Studies
No abstract is available.
Security, Economics, Government
Political Geography
China, Korea
July 2, 2010: The ROK Ministry of Knowledge Economy establishes a task force to examine the effects of the China-Taiwan Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement on ROK trade. July 5-8, 2010: The Shenyang municipal government, Korea Chamber of Commerce, and ROK Consulate in Shenyang host the Global Korean Business Convention during Shenyang's annual “South Korea Week” festival. July 5, 2010: Samsung Electronics builds its 100th elementary school in China under a project launched in 2005 to support underprivileged areas of China. July 6, 2010: Newly elected Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Choe Yong Rim meets China's Ambassador to the DPRK Liu Hongcai in Pyongyang. July 6, 2010: The DPRK‟s Rodong Sinmun praises China's disaster relief efforts in response to the flooding crisis in southern China. July 9, 2010: The Korea-China Friendship Association and Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries mark the 49th anniversary of the signing of the China-DPRK Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. July 7, 2010: South Korea and China hold working-level trade talks in Tangshan, Hebei. July 9, 2010: China's Ministry of Public Security reports that South Korea accounted for the biggest number of foreign tourists in China in the first half of 2010. July 18, 2010: Reports show that China replaced South Korea as the world's top shipbuilding country during the first half of 2010. July 19, 2010: Leading ROK steelmaker POSCO and China‟s Jilin province agree to cooperate in the steel, auto, construction, and energy sectors. July 20, 2010: The ROK Ministry of Knowledge Economy announces South Korean plans to invest 40 billion won ($33 million) of its national carbon fund in a biomass power generation plant in central China. July 23, 2010: ROK Finance Minister Yoon Jeung-hyun and Chinese counterpart Zhang Ping hold bilateral talks in Seoul. China-Korea Relations 98 October 2010 July 27, 2010: The ROK Ministry of Justice announces South Korea will relax visa requirements for Chinese tourists. July 29, 2010: Chinese Ambassador to North Korea Liu Hongcai and DPRK Minister of Foreign Trade Ri Ryong Nam sign an economic and technical cooperation agreement in Pyongyang according to DPRK state media. Aug. 8, 2010: The DPRK navy seizes a ROK fishing boat with four ROK and three Chinese crew members for alleged trespassing into the DPRK‟s exclusive economic zone. Aug. 8, 2010: China's Deputy Public Security Minister Liu Jing visits Pyongyang. Aug. 16-18, 2010: China's Special Representative for Korean Peninsular Affairs Wu Dawei visits North Korea and meets Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun, Director of the International Affairs Department of the WPK Central Committee Kim Yong-il, and Vice Foreign Ministers Kim Kye-gwan and Kim Song-gi. Aug. 25, 2010: DPRK state media reports China will provide emergency relief aid to flood-stricken areas of North Korea. Aug. 26-28, 2010: Wu Dawei visits Seoul and meets ROK counterpart Wi Sung-lac, Vice Foreign Minister Shin Kak-soo, and Senior Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs and National Security Kim Sung-Hwan. Aug. 26-30, 2010: Kim Jong-il visits Northeast China and meets President Hu Jintao in Changchun. Sept. 1, 2010: Crew members go missing from a suspected Chinese fishing boat that sinks in the Yellow Sea after colliding with a ROK cargo ship. Sept. 2, 2010: China‟s Ministry of Transport sends two airplanes to search for missing crew members aboard a suspected Chinese fishing boat that sunk after colliding with a ROK cargo ship in the Yellow Sea. Sept. 3, 2010: Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang holds a reception commemorating the 65th anniversary of World War II; DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui-hun attends. Sept. 2, 2010: Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture and Rajin-Sonbong People‟s Committee sign an economic cooperation agreement at the sixth Northeast Asia Trade Expo in Changchun. Sept. 4, 2010: The DPRK State Stamp Bureau issues a new postage stamp marking the DPRK‟s National Pavilion Day at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Sept. 7, 2010: DPRK authorities confirm the release of four ROK and three Chinese crew members of a ROK fishing boat seized on Aug. 8. China-Korea Relations 99 October 2010 Sept. 8, 2010: DPRK state media recognizes the role of Chinese volunteers in the Korean War. Sept 8, 2010: Kim Jong-il sends a message to thank President Hu for his message on the flood damage in Sinuiju. Sept. 9, 2010: President Hu sends a congratulatory message to Kim Jong-il on the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the DPRK. Sept. 11, 2010: DPRK issues souvenir stamps to mark the “60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People‟s Volunteers into the Korean front.” Sept. 13, 2010: Rodong Sinmun hails China-DPRK relations as entering their “Golden Ages.” Sept. 14, 2010: The 2nd Forum of the DPRK-China University Presidents is held in Pyongyang, gathering 37 representatives from 14 Chinese universities and 21 representatives from 11 DPRK universities. Sept. 15, 2010: Rodong Sinmun hails the history of China-DPRK traditional friendship. Sept. 16, 2010: Rodong Sinmun hails Northeast China‟s social and economic development. Sept. 26, 2010: Rodong Sinmun reports Kim Jong-il‟s pledge to strengthen China-DPRK traditional friendship. Sept. 28, 2010: North Korea holds the Workers‟ Party of Korea Conference. Sept. 28-29, 2010: ROK and China hold the first round of preliminary FTA meetings in Beijing. Sept. 29, 2010: China and ROK hold the 3rd high-level diplomatic strategic dialogue in Beijing, led by China's Vice Foreign Minister Wang Guangya and ROK counterpart Shin Kak-soo. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 1010: A Workers‟ Party of Korea delegation led by Choe Tae Bok, secretary of the WPK Central Committee, visits China.