China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jan 2012 to May 2012
: White House sends letter to Sen. John Cornyn regarding his concerns over fighter aircraft for Taiwan.
: CSECC Meets in Tamsui.
: Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee (CSECC) Sub-Committee on Standards meets in Hualien.
: Guidelines for the reciprocal opening of trade offices is released.
: Frank Hsieh’s book urges dialogue with the Mainland based on the constitution.
: TAO Minister Wang Yi visits Washington for consultations.
: Taipei delegation visits Shanghai for ECFA talks.
: President Ma departs for 12-day trip to visit African diplomatic allies.
: Wu Den-yih meets Li Keqiang at the Boao Forum.
: At Boao Forum TAO Minister Wang Yi talks of deepening political mutual trust.
: Acting DPP Chair Chen Chu uses the term “Mainland China.”
: Fujian Governor Su visits Taiwan to discuss the Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Zone.
: Wu Poh-hsiung meets Hu Jintao in Beijing.
: DPP Secretary General Lo Chih-cheng states that Taiwan’s official name is the Republic of China (ROC).
: Taipei announces third liberalization of sectors for Mainland investors.
: Premier Chen says the Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Zone appears to be politically motivated.
: Tenth Cross-strait TAO-sponsored Conference is held in in Yunnan; TAO Minister Wang Yi addresses the group.
: ARATS Chairman Chen Yunlin mentions exchanging SEF-ARATS offices.
: Premier Wen Jiabao’s work report opens the National People’s Congress.
: Chen Chu is named acting chairperson of the DPP and advocates increased contact with the Mainland.
: TAO Spokesman encourages more visits to the Mainland by DPP grassroots representatives.
: DPP Secretary General Lo Chih-cheng calls for talks without preconditions.
: Tsai Ing-wen advocates greater contact with the Mainland.
: Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong visits Taipei.
: China’s Vice President Xi Jinping visits the US.
: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Deputy Chairman Zheng Lizhong leads a delegation on a visit to southern Taiwan.
: President Ma says cross-strait peace can be institutionalized without a formal peace agreement.
: President Ma receives American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Raymond Burghardt.
: KMT Vice Chairman John Chiang leads a delegation to Washington DC.
: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Wang Yi publishes an article that sets China’s agenda with Taiwan for 2012.
: Sean Chen is named Taiwan’s premier.
: President Ma reiterates goal of Taiwan joining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
: Frank Hsieh states that the DPP must frankly address its cross-strait policy.
: President Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election; Kuomintang (KMT) retains legislative majority.
: In her concession statement, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Tsai Ing-wen mentions the need to re-examine DPP’s cross-strait policy.
: United Microelectronics Corporation Chairman John Hsuan and other entrepreneurs announced their support for the “1992 Consensus.”
: Lee Teng-hui and Lee Yuan-tseh endorse Tsai Ing-wen for president.
: Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense reports Beijing has tested the Julang-2 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile.
: Evergreen Corp. Chairman Chang Yung-fa announces his support for the “1992 Consensus” in the lead-up to Taiwan elections.
: Taiwan and Israel sign a Civil Air Agreement as part of their efforts to establish closer ties between the two countries.