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Before 1990s of the 20th century

China and DPRK have all along maintained the traditional relations of friendship and cooperation, and leaders of the two Parties and two countries have kept in frequent contact. Kim Il Sung during his lifetime made dozens of visits to China, and Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping and other Chinese leaders made many visits to the DPRK over different periods.

Table of major mutual visits by Chinese and DPRK leaders before the 1990s of the 20th century

1. Visits by DPRK leaders to China

Name

Capacity

Nature of visit

Time

Kim Il Sung

Premier

Official

Nov.10-27, 1953

Kim Il Sung

Premier

Goodwill

Sept.28-Oct. 5, 1954

Kim Il Sung

Premier

Goodwill

Nov.21-28, 1958

Kim Il Sung

Premier

Goodwill

Sept.25-Oct, 3, 1959

Kim Il Sung

Premier

Goodwill

July 10-15, 1961

Choe Yong Gen

Chairman

Official

Sept.30- , 1969

Heo Dam

Foreign Minister

Official

Feb.9-14, 1973

Kim Il Sung

President

Goodwill

Apr.18-26, 1975

Li Jong Ok

Premier

Official

Jan.10-14, 1981

Kim Il Sung

President

State

Sept.16-25, 1982

Kim Jong Il

WPK Secretary

Unofficial

Jun.2-12, 1983

Kim Yong Nam

Vice-Premier cum Foreign Minister

Official

Feb.7-14,1984

Kang Song San

Premier

Official

Aug.5-10, 1984

Kim Il Sung

President

Unofficial

Nov.26-28, 1984

Kim Il Sung

President

Official Goodwill

May 21-25, 1987

Li Kun Mo

Premier

Official goodwill

Nov.9-14, 1987

Kim Yong Nam

Vice-Premier cum Foreign Minister

Official

Nov.3-7, 1988

Kim Il Sung

WPK General Secretary

Unofficial

Nov.5-7, 1989

2. Table of visits made by Chinese leaders to DPRK

Name

Capacity

Nature of visit

Time

Zhou Enlai

Premier

Goodwill

Feb.14-21,1958

Liu Shaoqi

President

Official goodwill

Sept.15-27, 1963

Zhou Enlai

Premier

Official goodwill

Apr.5-7, 1970

Ji Pengfei

Foreign Minister

Goodwill

Dec.12-25, 1972

Hua Guofeng

CPC Chairman & Premier

Official goodwill

May 5-10, 1978

Deng Xiaoping

CPC Vice-Chairman & Vice-Premier

Goodwill

Sept.8-13, 1978

Zhou Ziyang

Premier

Official

Dec.20-24, 1981

Hu Yaobang

CPC Chairman

Unofficial

Apr.26-30, 1982

Deng Xiaoping

CPC Vice-Chairman

Unofficial

Apr.26-30, 1982

Wu Xueqian

Foreign Minister

Official

May 20-25, 1983

Hu Yaobang

CPC General Secretary

Official goodwill

May 4-11, 1984

Hu Yaobang

CPC General Secretary

Unofficial

May 4-6, 1985

Li Xiannian

Chairman

Goodwill

Oct.3-6, 1986

Yang Shangkun

Chairman

Goodwill

Sept.7-11, 1988

Zhou Ziyang

CPC General Secretary

Official goodwill

Apr.24-29, 1989

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