China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jul 2006 to Oct 2006
: Mid-Autumn festival cross-Strait charter flights begin.
: President Chen declares that “Taiwan is Taiwan, China is China, and Taiwan and China are totally different countries,” drawing protests from Beijing and a reminder that Washington expects Chen to honor his previous commitments.
: U.S. State Department spokesman says abiding by his commitments will be a test of President Chen’s “leadership, dependability, and statesmanship.”
: TAO’s Li Weiyi criticizes Chen for violating his “four noes.”
: Jia Qinglin warns of danger from Chen’s promotion of independence under guise of constitutional reform.
: President Chen calls for reconsideration of territory defined in constitution.
: Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing meets Costa Rican President Arias at UN.
: KMT delegation led by Chiang Ping-kun meets TAO’s Zheng Lizhong.
: Some 300,000 protesters call for President Chen’s resignation as they march in front of the president’s office and home.
: First cross-Strait medical charter flight.
: DPP Chairman Yu Shyi-kun in Washington, D.C. for consultations.
: In Helsinki, Premier Wen Jiabao declines to comment on the news report; says Taiwan politics are for Taiwanese people to decide.
: UN decides not to consider Taiwan’s UN bid.
: TAO Minister Chen Yunlin in Washington, D.C. for consultations.
: U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in Denver.
: On Fuji TV, Chen calls for Japan-Taiwan military cooperation.
: Tens of thousands of protesters gather in front of the Presidential Office for an open-ended sit-in campaign to oust President Chen.
: KMT and CCP announce agricultural conference being moved to Hainan.
: EY adopts act to rename CKS as “Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.”
: MAC Chairman Wu in Washington, D.C. for consultations.
: President Chen signs partnership agreement with six allies in Palau.
: AMCHAM visits Premier Su; urges easing cross-Strait restrictions.
: Beijing convicts Ching Cheong, Hong Kong-based Strait Times reporter, of spying for Taiwan.
: Defense News says U.S. recommending against approving F-16 sale to Taiwan.
: MND releases National Defense Report mentioning “Special Operations Missiles.”
: Beijing’s ARATS spokesman urges Taipei to approve Chen Yunlin’s visit.
: Kyodo reports ROC army commander in Japan observing GSDF exercise.
: Departure ceremony for last two Kidd destroyers from Charleston.
: PRC protests ROC army commander visit to Japan.
: MAC announces formation of “Taiwan Strait Tourism & Travel Association.”
: DPP has parliamentary exchange with Japan LDP.
: EY adopts proposed 2007 budget with NT$323.5 billion for defense.
: PRC’s Jia Qinglin receives large Taiwan trade delegation.
: Taipei approves mid-Autumn Festival charters to start Sept 29.
: Beijing announces formation of “Cross-Strait Travel Exchange Association.”
: TAO announces personnel changes.
: TSMC Chairman Chang urges approval for export of 0.18 micron technology.
: Japan’s vice minister of agriculture makes highest-level visit to Taiwan since normalization in 1972.
: Shih Ming-teh launches his campaign to oust President Chen. The monies collected will be used for a massive sit-in campaign Sept. 9.
: Taipei’s allies submit annual resolution to UN on Taiwan participation.
: Beijing says private law enforcement officials have agreed to increase cooperation on fighting crime, extraditing criminals.
: China repatriates 11 fugitives via Jinmen.
: Chad switches diplomatic relations from Taipei to Beijing.
: MAC Chairman Wu says negotiations needed on Chen Yunlin’s visit.
: Xiamen announces new air service via Xiaman-Jinmen.
: Premier Su says no plans to change 40 percent ceiling on China investment.
: President Chen urges Formosa Foundation to push for change in U.S. “one China” policy.
: TAO requests Taiwan to facilitate visit by Chen Yunlin.
: Premier Su says pragmatism will guide handling of cross-Strait issues.
: MAC Chairman Wu says restrictions on visits by PRC employees of multinational firms will be eased.
: KMT announces invitation to TAO Minister Chen Yunlin.
: MAC Chairman Wu says PRC tourists may be coming by end of year.
: Lee Teng-hui says Taiwan must not become more dependent on China market.
: Hanguang-22 live fire exercise.
: At SEDC, President Chen calls for investment in Taiwan.
: In Taipei, USTR’s Bahtia urges removal of cross-Strait trade barriers.
: ExecutiveYuan decides Sustainable Development Conference (SEDC) will not address cross-Strait economic issues.
: TSMC charters first cargo flight to take equipment to Shanghai.
: President Chen emphasizes Chinese threat to visiting Japanese delegation.
: Presidents Bush and Hu meet at G-8 Summit.
: In Japan, Ma Ying-jeou urges Japanese PM Koizumi to take broader view of history and reconsider visits to Yasukuni.
: Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou begins Japan visit.
: PRC’s Huaxia Bank announces 20 billion RMB program for Taiwan firms.
: TAO Minister Chen Yunlin receives KMT delegation.
: President Hu Jintao meets Evergreen Chairman Chang Yung-fa and promises more support for Taiwan investors.
: Defense News reports “Monterey” talks were held June 28-29 in Quantico.