China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jan 2017 to May 2017
: Tourist Zhang rejoins tour group and returns voluntarily to China.
: MAC protests PRC media use of term “China Taipei” for Taiwan sports teams.
: Chinese tourist Zhang Xiangzhong seeks political asylum in Taiwan.
: Shanghai TAO Director Li Wenhui meets Mayor Ko Wen-je in Taipei.
: Wife of detained activist Lee Ming-che barred from visiting Beijing.
: Mar-a-Lago meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping.
: Ministry of National Defense (MND) Vice Minister Cheng De-mei says Taiwan does not need THAAD.
: Former Philippine President Fidel Ramos visits Taipei.
: Chinese fishing boat is seized by Taiwan Coast Guard for fishing in Taiwan waters.
: Hong Kong arrests umbrella movement leaders.
: Carrie Lam selected as Hong Kong chief executive.
: Japan’s State Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Akama Jiro visits Taipei, the highest ranking Japanese visitor since 1972.
: Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Chang Hsiao-yueh says cross-strait agreements are not international agreements.
: Former Vice President Vincent Siew meets Politburo Standing Committee member Zhang Gaoli at Boao Forum.
: Kuomintang (KMT) initiates LY committee review of cross-strait agreements oversight drafts.
: Taiwan’s Foreign Minister David Lee says cross-strait relations are not international relations.
: CSBC Corp., Taiwan signs eight-year contract for the development of an indigenous submarine.
: Beijing detains human rights activist Lee Ming-che.
: Taipei announces that the government will require pre-approval of university agreements with mainland.
: Taipei releases Quadrennial Defense Report.
: Taipei arrests suspected former PRC student Zhou Hongxu for espionage.
: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun says Taiwan independence the greatest threat.
: Taiwan’s organization for Japan renamed Taiwan-Japan Relations Association.
: Premier Li Keqiang gives National People’s Congress his work report.
: PLAN ships pass southward through Taiwan Strait.
: ARATS Deputy Zheng Lizhong detained for investigation.
: Spain’s deports 218 Taiwan fraud suspects to China.
: Bipartisan Legislative Yuan (LY) delegation begins five-day visit to Washington to meet with administration officials and members of Congress.
: Presidents Trump and Xi talk by phone; Trump agrees to “honor our one China policy.”
: Taiwan allocates T$68 billion ($2.2 billion) to build 66 jet trainers. The jets will be developed jointly by National Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology, the Defense Ministry, and Aerospace Industrial Development Corp., the island’s sole military jet-maker.
: President Tsai calls for exploring a new model for interaction with the PRC.
: First H7N9 case in Taiwan involves a man returned from China who later dies.
: DPP’s Yu Shyi-kun leads Taiwan delegation to President Trump inauguration; Tsai tweets congratulations to Trump.
: Politburo standing Committee member Yu Zhengsheng addresses Taiwan Affairs Work Conference.
: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) President Tien Hong-mao suggests meeting Association for Relations across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) Chair Chen Deming in Kinmen.
: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong attends a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) sponsored event in Taipei.
: President Tsai transits San Francisco en route to Taiwan.
: President Tsai visits El Salvador; meets President Salvador Sanchez Ceren.
: People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) aircraft carrier Liaoning sails north through the Taiwan Strait.
: PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Nigeria; demands relocation of Taipei’s office.
: President Tsai visits Guatemala; meets President Jimmy Morales.
: President Tsai visits Nicaragua; meets President Daniel Ortega.
: President Tsai visits Honduras; meets President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
: President Tsai transits Houston en route to Central America.
: President Tsai Ing-wen writes to Pope Francis, calling for peaceful dialogue across the Taiwan Strait.
: Vietnam repatriates four Taiwanese fraud suspects to China.