ABOUT TCS

Overview

Promoting peace and co-prosperity among
China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea
What is TCS
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) is an international organization established with a vision to promote peace and common prosperity among the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.

Upon the agreement signed and ratified by each of the three governments, the TCS was officially inaugurated in Seoul in September, 2011. On the basis of equal participation, each government shares 1/3 of total operational budget.
Objectives and
Functions
  • Providing Support for Trilateral Consultative Mechanisms
  • Exploring and Facilitating Cooperative Projects
  • Promoting Understanding of Trilateral Cooperation
  • Networking with Other International Organizations
  • Compiling Database and Conducting Research

History

2019
  • DEC8th Trilateral Summit
    (Chengdu, China)
  • Sep5th Consultative Board

The 8th Trilateral Summit among the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Japan was held in Chengdu, China, on December 24, 2019. The Summit was chaired by Chinese Premier LI Keqiang, and attended by the ROK President MOON Jae-in and the Japanese Prime Minister ABE Shinzo.

The 5th Consultative Board(2019.09~2021.08)

2018
  • May7th Trilateral Summit
    (Tokyo, Japan)

The 7th Trilateral Summit among Japan, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea was held in Tokyo, Japan, on May 9, 2018. The Summit was chaired by Japanese Prime Minister ABE Shinzo, and attended by Chinese Premier LI Keqiang, and the ROK President MOON Jae-in.

2017
  • Sep4th Consultative Board

The 4th Consultative Board(2017.09 ~ 2019.08)

2015
  • Nov6th Trilateral Summit
    (Seoul, ROK)
  • Sep3rd Consultative Board

The 6th Trilateral Summit among the Republic of Korea, Japan and the People’s Republic of China was held in Seoul, ROK on November 1, 2015. The Summit was chaired by ROK President PARK Geun-hye, and attended by Japanese Prime Minister ABE Shinzo and Chinese Premier LI Keqiang.

The 3rd Consultative Board(2015.09 ~ 2017.08)

2013
  • Sep2nd Consultative Board

The 2nd Consultative Board(2013.09 ~ 2015.08)

2012
  • May5th Trilateral Summit
    (Beijing, China)

The 5th Trilateral Summit among the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Japan was convened in Beijing, China, on May 13, 2012 with the attendance of Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao, ROK President LEE Myungbak, and Japanese Prime Minister NODA Yoshihiko.

2011
  • SepEstablishment of TCS & 1st Consultative Board
  • May4th Trilateral Summit
    (Tokyo, Japan)

Opening Reception of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat(2011.09)

The 1st Consultative Board (2011.09 ~ 2013.08)

The 4th Trilateral Summit among Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea was convened in Tokyo, Japan, on May 29, 2011 with the attendance of Japanese Prime Minister KAN Naoto, Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao, and ROK President LEE Myung-bak.

2010
  • May3rd Trilateral Summit
    (Jeju, ROK)
    “Signing of the Memorandum on the Establishment
    of the TCS”

The 3th Trilateral Summit among the Republic of Korea, Japan and the People’s Republic of China was held in Jeju, ROK, on May 29-30, 2010. The Summit was chaired by ROK President LEE Myung-bak, and attended by Japanese Prime Minister HATOYAMA Yukio and Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao.

2009
  • Oct2nd Trilateral Summit
    (Beijing, China)

The 2nd Trilateral Summit among the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Japan was convened in Beijing, China, on October 10, 2009 with the attendance of Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao, ROK President LEE Myung-bak, and Japanses Prime Minister HATOYAMA Yukio.

2008
  • Dec1st Trilateral Summit
    (Fukuoka, Japan)
    “Agreement on the Action Plan to establish Trilateral Cooperation Cyber Secretariat”

The 1st Triateral Summit among Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea was convened in Fukuoka, Japan, on Dec 12, 2008 with the Attendance of Japanese Prime Minister ASO Taro, Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao, and ROK President LEE Myung-bak.

Agreement on the Establishment of the
Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat(TCS)

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Participating Countries

  • Republic of Korea

  • People’s Republic of China

  • Japan

TCS Logo
The TCS logo represents the powerful upsurge of the three countries
depicted through calligraphic strokes. It symbolizes the dynamic rising of
the trilateral cooperation.