China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jan 2014 to May 2014
: Premier Jiang says there is no deadline for passage of CSSTA.
: Japan breaks ground for radar site on Yonaguni Island.
: President Ma offers to debate DPP’s Tsai on CSSTA; Tsai declines.
: TAO spokesperson reiterates there no precedent for renegotiation of the CSSTA.
: Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that Taiwan has been invited to observe World Health Assembly for sixth time.
: US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy meets President Ma; Beijing protests visit.
: DPP obstructs LY committee hearing on oversight bill.
: TAO spokesman denies report that Beijing is willing to renegotiate CSSTA.
: Students leave LY peacefully.
: Vincent Siew meets Premier Li Keqiang at Boao Forum.
: ROC Marines conduct exercise on Taiping Island.
: US House of Representatives adopts HR3470 reaffirming Taiwan Relations Act and authorizing sale of frigates to Taiwan.
: Speaker Wang visits students in LY, says LY will pass oversight bill before taking up CSSTA.
: EY releases draft of cross-strait agreements oversight bill.
: DPP again obstructs resumed committee review of CSSTA.
: Jiangsu and Fujian delegations postpone Taiwan visits.
: TAO Minister receives Su Chi delegation, expresses concern about CSSTA.
: Students organize mass rally in front of presidential office.
: Premier Jiang says CSSTA should be returned to committee for review.
: King Pu-tsung becomes secretary-general of ROC National Security Council.
: TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun postpones planned visit to Taiwan.
: Students occupy Executive Yuan (EY) led by “Black Island Nation Youth Front;” police evict students.
: Premier Jiang Yi-huah meets with students outside LY.
: Taipei District Court rules Speaker Wang should retain KMT membership.
: Sunflower movement students occupy the LY.
: Facing obstruction, Kuomintang (KMT) convener sends the CSSTA to LY plenary.
: LY Committee hearings on the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement (CSSTA) begin with no progress made.
: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Chair Chen Deming says a third venue would be best for a Xi-Ma meeting.
: Tenth SEF-ARATS Meeting is held in Taipei.
: President Ma calls for a maritime code of conduct in the East China Sea.
: SEF-ARATS meeting reviews implementation of agreements.
: Lien Chan meets General Secretary Xi Jinping in Beijing.
: Taiwan stages drill in area of the East China Sea where Taiwan’s and China’s air defense identification zones overlap.
: MAC Chairman Wang and TAO Director Zhang meet in Shanghai.
: MAC Chairman Wang and TAO Director Zhang meet in Nanjing.
: Taiwan Education Ministry publishes new guidelines for senior high history texts; DPP decries “de-Taiwanization.”
: MAC Chairman Wang holds a press conference about trip to Nanjing; TAO announces the visit.
: Third round of Japan-Taiwan fisheries talks are held and reach agreement allowing fishing boats from both sides to operate in overlapping waters in the East China Sea.
: Control Yuan report chastises government use of “Taiwan” over “ROC.”
: Bank of China’s Taipei branch begins providing yuan cash to banks.
: DPP’s Chen Ming-tung meets TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun.
: DPP’s Lin Chuan leads a delegation to the mainland.
: TAO calls for Beijing-Taipei to uphold China’s sovereignty over Diaoyoutai.
: LY adopts resolution limiting MAC Chair Wang on his visit to the mainland.
: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman criticizes DPP report.
: Mainland Afffairs Council (MAC) Chairman Wang Yu-chi briefs Legislative Yuan (LY) caucus heads on visit. DPP and Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) propose limiting conditions for the visit.
: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) announces resignation of Vice Chairman and Secretary General Kao Koong-lian.
: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) releases China Affairs Committee (CAC) summary report.
: Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Minister Chang Chia-Juch says Taipei prioritizes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).