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Today in Korean history

Today in Korean History 14:00 September 22, 2022

Sept. 23

1992 -- South Korea and Taiwan close their diplomatic missions in each other's capital after South Korea switched its diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China.

2002 -- North Korean athletes come to Busan, South Korea's largest port city, to participate in the 14th Asian Games.

2010 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, seek ways to bring North Korea back to denuclearization talks and means to address Pyongyang's nuclear issue. The bilateral summit, held on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, follows Lee's proposal for a package deal on dismantling the North's nuclear weapons programs.

2011 -- South Korea is reelected to the executive board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Eleven board seats were up for election at the IAEA general conference in Vienna, Austria. Newly elected board members include Cuba, Mexico and Italy.

2020 -- A 47-year-old South Korean fisheries official is found to have gone missing while on duty aboard an inspection boat off the western border island of Yeonpyeong a week earlier, and an investigation was launched into intelligence that he could have ended up in North Korean waters.

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