China, North Korea, and Nuclear Arms
An Interactive Timeline
As tensions again escalate on the Korean Peninsula, ChinaFile examines more than a decade of developments in North Korea’s nuclear armaments program.
We begin our timeline in late 2002, when China first joined diplomatic discussions, paving the way for what would become known as the “Six-Party Talks” on denuclearizing North Korea—talks that for the first time included diplomats from both North and South Korea, China, Russia, Japan, and the United States.
Fully-searchable, the timeline links each development to news headlines from the day and is sortable by country.
When viewing the timeline, click on “More” to learn more about a particular event. Use your left and right keyboard arrow keys to move through timeline events. See a full-browser version of the map here.
To most Westerners China is not a part of the known world and Mao is not a figure of our time. The ignorant believe he is the leader of a host of martians whose sole occupation is plotting the destruction of civilization and the enslavement of mankind. The more sophisticated say...
Since the Communist victory in 1949 there has been very little contact between Americans and Chinese. Although a tiny community of aging Americans continues to live in Peking, no American, except for Edgar Snow, has traveled widely in the People’s Republic and written about it...
In Peking last September, China’s supreme leader, Deng Xiaoping, pensioned off the surviving generals of the Long March. Fifty years after their epic exploit, these old soldiers finally agreed to fade away. Deng must hope that the legend has now been laid to rest, and that...