Chronologies

China - Southeast Asia

Chronology from Jan 2012 to May 2012


:   Jia Qinglin, chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), visits Brunei and meets Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah.  Jia proposes that the two countries maintain high-level exchanges and expand economic and trade cooperation.

:   Jia Qinglin, chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), visits Brunei and meets Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah.  Jia proposes that the two countries maintain high-level exchanges and expand economic and trade cooperation.

:   Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets visiting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  They sign a joint action plan for strategic cooperation as well as a five-year plan for economic and trade development. They also agree to maintain closer coordination on regional and international issues and to upgrade bilateral ties to a “comprehensive strategic partnership.”

:   Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets visiting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  They sign a joint action plan for strategic cooperation as well as a five-year plan for economic and trade development. They also agree to maintain closer coordination on regional and international issues and to upgrade bilateral ties to a “comprehensive strategic partnership.”

:  Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), meets visiting Vietnamese counterpart Do Ba Ty.  They agree to deepen cooperation in personnel training, increase exchanges between military academies, and improve contact across land and maritime borders.

:  Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), meets visiting Vietnamese counterpart Do Ba Ty.  They agree to deepen cooperation in personnel training, increase exchanges between military academies, and improve contact across land and maritime borders.

:  China and the Philippines agree to “set aside” their differences and diplomatic protests over the Scarborough Shoal/Huangyan Island where ships from both sides have been in a standoff since April 10.

:  China and the Philippines agree to “set aside” their differences and diplomatic protests over the Scarborough Shoal/Huangyan Island where ships from both sides have been in a standoff since April 10.

: Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu visits Jakarta and meets Vice President Boediono.  They agree to implement recent cooperation agreements on trade, maritime research, drug control, and tourism.

: Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu visits Jakarta and meets Vice President Boediono.  They agree to implement recent cooperation agreements on trade, maritime research, drug control, and tourism.

:  China and Malaysia announce the launch of the Qinzhou Industrial Park, their first joint industrial park in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

:  China and Malaysia announce the launch of the Qinzhou Industrial Park, their first joint industrial park in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

:  Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang meets Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the Boao Forum for Asia.  Li emphasizes that both sides should handle the South China Sea issue “appropriately,” and work toward closer cooperation in trade and the deepening of mutual trust.

:  Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang meets Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the Boao Forum for Asia.  Li emphasizes that both sides should handle the South China Sea issue “appropriately,” and work toward closer cooperation in trade and the deepening of mutual trust.

:   President Hu visits Cambodia and meets Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior officials. They agree to double the value of two-way trade to $5 billion in five years. They also sign a set of agreements that will deepen bilateral relations in the areas of regional security, diplomacy, and people-to-people exchanges.

:   President Hu visits Cambodia and meets Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior officials. They agree to double the value of two-way trade to $5 billion in five years. They also sign a set of agreements that will deepen bilateral relations in the areas of regional security, diplomacy, and people-to-people exchanges.

:   Chinese President Hu Jintao meets Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Beijing.

:   Chinese President Hu Jintao meets Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Beijing.

:   Wang Gang, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party Central Committee, meets Laotian counterpart Khampheuy Panemalaythong.  They agree to strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership, cooperation, and coordination on regional security and economic affairs.

:   Wang Gang, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party Central Committee, meets Laotian counterpart Khampheuy Panemalaythong.  They agree to strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership, cooperation, and coordination on regional security and economic affairs.

:   Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing announces China’s strong opposition to and warning against any country taking unilateral actions in the Spratly Islands.  Ma also reiterates Beijing’s position urging all parties to consider joint development of the natural resources in the South China Sea to help resolve differences on the territorial disputes.

:   Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing announces China’s strong opposition to and warning against any country taking unilateral actions in the Spratly Islands.  Ma also reiterates Beijing’s position urging all parties to consider joint development of the natural resources in the South China Sea to help resolve differences on the territorial disputes.

:   Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro announces that Indonesia will build a plant to manufacture and produce C-705 missiles that have a range of up to 140 km with Chinese technological expertise and assistance.

:   Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro announces that Indonesia will build a plant to manufacture and produce C-705 missiles that have a range of up to 140 km with Chinese technological expertise and assistance.

:  Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu meets Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Law, and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto in Beijing to discuss bilateral law enforcement cooperation and joint efforts to combat transnational crime.

:  Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu meets Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Law, and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto in Beijing to discuss bilateral law enforcement cooperation and joint efforts to combat transnational crime.

: Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie meets visiting Thai Army Commander-in-Chief Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha to exchange views on bilateral security ties and relations between the two militaries.

: Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie meets visiting Thai Army Commander-in-Chief Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha to exchange views on bilateral security ties and relations between the two militaries.

:   Jia Qinglin, chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets visiting Thura U Shwe Mann, Myanmar’s speaker of the House of Representatives.

:   Jia Qinglin, chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets visiting Thura U Shwe Mann, Myanmar’s speaker of the House of Representatives.

:   Secretary General of the ASEAN-China Center Ma Mingqiang visits Phnom Penh and meets Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism Thong Khon to discuss bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, agriculture, tourism, education, and culture.

:   Secretary General of the ASEAN-China Center Ma Mingqiang visits Phnom Penh and meets Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism Thong Khon to discuss bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, agriculture, tourism, education, and culture.

:   Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party Central Committee, meets Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Beijing.  They agree to advance cooperation in culture, people-to-people exchanges, and law enforcement, and emphasize the need to continue dialogue and cooperation in handling sensitive territorial issues.

:   Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party Central Committee, meets Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Beijing.  They agree to advance cooperation in culture, people-to-people exchanges, and law enforcement, and emphasize the need to continue dialogue and cooperation in handling sensitive territorial issues.

: China and Malaysia sign a currency swap agreement that will allow central banks to swap nearly $30 billion over three years with an option to continue the agreement.  Officials from both central banks announce that the new arrangement, which doubles the previously arranged currency swap quota, will help maintain regional financial stability and help facilitate bilateral trade and investment.

: China and Malaysia sign a currency swap agreement that will allow central banks to swap nearly $30 billion over three years with an option to continue the agreement.  Officials from both central banks announce that the new arrangement, which doubles the previously arranged currency swap quota, will help maintain regional financial stability and help facilitate bilateral trade and investment.

: Communist Party Secretary of Shanxi Provincial Committee Yuan Chunqing visits Vientiane and meets Vice President Bounnhang Vorachit. They discuss strengthening economic and political ties between China’s Shanxi province and Laos’ Luang Prabang province.

: Communist Party Secretary of Shanxi Provincial Committee Yuan Chunqing visits Vientiane and meets Vice President Bounnhang Vorachit. They discuss strengthening economic and political ties between China’s Shanxi province and Laos’ Luang Prabang province.

:   Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Pan Guangxue joins Prime Minister Hun Sen in the opening of a 127-kilometer road funded by China. The new road connects existing highways to Cambodia’s northeastern province to help spur tourism and economic development.

:   Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Pan Guangxue joins Prime Minister Hun Sen in the opening of a 127-kilometer road funded by China. The new road connects existing highways to Cambodia’s northeastern province to help spur tourism and economic development.

:   Marking the 62nd anniversary of China-Vietnam diplomatic ties, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun announces that China seeks to deepen bilateral trust and cooperation to further promote the strategic and cooperative partnership between the two sides.

:   Marking the 62nd anniversary of China-Vietnam diplomatic ties, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun announces that China seeks to deepen bilateral trust and cooperation to further promote the strategic and cooperative partnership between the two sides.

:  Chinese police forces conclude the second joint security patrol along the Mekong River with counterparts from Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand.

:  Chinese police forces conclude the second joint security patrol along the Mekong River with counterparts from Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand.

:   Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie meets Indonesian Ambassador to China Imron Cotan in Beijing.  The meeting focuses on improving and expanding the level of bilateral defense consultation, joint training exercises, and cooperation on maritime security.

:   Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie meets Indonesian Ambassador to China Imron Cotan in Beijing.  The meeting focuses on improving and expanding the level of bilateral defense consultation, joint training exercises, and cooperation on maritime security.

:  Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu meets Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang to discuss bilateral law enforcement cooperation to prevent human trafficking, smuggling of illicit drugs, and other trans-border crimes.

:  Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu meets Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang to discuss bilateral law enforcement cooperation to prevent human trafficking, smuggling of illicit drugs, and other trans-border crimes.

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