China - Taiwan
Chronology from Oct 2006 to Dec 2006
: 2006 Defense Supplemental sent to the LY Defense Committee.
: MAC instructed to work out RMB exchange throughout Taiwan.
: China publishes 2006 Defense White Paper.
: Beijing relaxes rules for Taiwan journalists reporting on 2008 Olympics.
: Taipei’s Bank of China Gov. Perng advocates legalizing RMB exchange.
: FPG gets PRC approval to build 600-megawatt thermal power plant in Henan.
: Taipei restricts number of residence permits for Chinese.
: PRC says Taiwan residents will no longer need to fill out entry cards.
: DPP’s Yu Shyi-kun calls for passage of Sensitive Technology Control Law.
: Taipei gives approval for three long-delayed China investments.
: Jia Qinglin receives KMT Youth delegation; KMT and CCP Youth Leagues hold conference in Beijing.
: MAC announces dates for 2007 New Year’s charter flights.
: Nicaragua approves FTA with Taiwan.
: Taipei announces new approval procedures for China investments.
: TAO releases its plan for charter flights during Spring Festival 2007.
: Taiwan Foundation for Democracy releases 2006 China Human Rights Report.
: MAC’s Tung Chen-yuan says window of opportunity in first half 2007.
: Pacific Congressional Caucus inaugurated in Taipei.
: Taiwan mayoral elections held.
: MAC Chairman Wu still hopeful tourism talks can finish this year.
: AMCHAM’s Topics magazine says Taiwan is becoming a “backwater.”
: CEPD estimates Chinese tourism will boost Taiwan GDP by 0.1 percent.
: LY committee fails to reach agreement on easing investment limits.
: President Chen reiterates interest in applying to UN as Taiwan.
: Beijing Evening News says 15 tour agencies will handle tours to Taiwan.
: Economics Minister Steve Chen expresses support for lifting 40 percent cap on investments.
: Bipartisan group of legislators proposes lifting investment cap to 60 percent.
: National Taiwan University announces academic exchange program with six PRC universities.
: President Chen survives third recall motion.
: Carlyle Group announces bid for Advanced Semiconductor (ASE).
: AIT Director Young urges early agreement on direct flights.
: Morris Chang tells press of his conversations with President Bush.
: Former Japanese Prime Minister Mori arrives in Taipei.
: Presidents Bush and Hu meet at APEC; discuss Taiwan. President Chen’s representative Morris Chang attends APEC.
: At APEC, Beijing says only states can sign FTAs.
: MAC Chairman Wu hints at approval for 0.18 micron technology.
: TAO confirms arrest of two Taiwan businessmen; says Beijing considering approving a national Taiwan Invested Enterprise Association.
: Chinese tourism official says tourism contacts taking place in Hong Kong.
: Vice Economics Minister Shih Yen-hsiang tells LY government is considering easing rules on chip investment in PRC; stocks rise.
: MND Minister Lee says naval group in U.S. to discuss submarines.
: High-level Chinese airline delegation arrives in Taiwan.
: China announces new scholarship program for Taiwan students in 2007.
: In press conference, President Chen proclaims his innocence.
: Vice Director Zhang Siqin of China National Tourism Administration and 500 others arrive for Taiwan Tourism Fair.
: Forum for China-Africa Cooperation opens in Beijing.
: Prosecutor indicts First lady Wu Shu-chen on corruption and forgery.
: President Chen’s Financial Times interview.
: President Chen commissions last two Kidd destroyers.
: Pan-Blue legislators block arms supplemental for 62nd time.
: Ma says KMT has policy of passing supplemental budget during this LY session.
: MAC defends repatriation to Hong Kong of tourist who claimed asylum.
: EU Chamber “blue paper” predicts more EU firms will leave Taiwan if cross-Strait economic policies are not eased.
: Premier Su expresses hope for progress on cross-Strait economic issues.
: PFP says it will block arms supplemental until prosecutor closes investigation into Fund for State Affairs; Ma regrets decision.
: DPP Secretary General Yu Shyi-kun leads delegation to Japan.
: China offers to buy Taiwan bananas to reduce glut on market.
: Press reports preliminary LY agreement on small defense supplemental.
: In LY, Premier Su discusses constitutional reform and “second republic.”
: At Agricultural Forum, TAO’s Chen Yunlin outlines 20 measures.
: United Daily News reports MND to establish “strategic force” with Hsiungfeng 2E cruise missiles on an off-shore island.
: KMT-CCP Agricultural Forum opens on Hainan.
: President Chen says “second republic” deserves to be considered.
: President Chen survives second recall vote.
: Taipei’s Cross-Strait Tourism Association begins operation.
: Premier Su Tseng-chang meets Taiwan investors in mainland.
: DPP postpones issuing draft of new constitution.