China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jul 2010 to Oct 2010
: US DoD announces resumption of US-China military-to-military exchanges.
: Premier Wu reiterates that the time is not ripe for political talks or confidence-building measures (CBMs).
: Commerce Vice Minister Chen Jian leads delegation to Taiwan.
: Premier Wu Den-yih welcomes Premier Wen’s statement on removal of missiles.
: Taipei approves Bell Operating Company (BOC) and Bank of Communications (BoCom) applications for first PRC banks to open representative offices in Taiwan.
: Premier Wen Jiabao tells Chinese media in New York that missiles targeting Taiwan will eventually be removed.
: ARATS President Chen Yunlin meets SEF Chair Chiang Pin-kung in Kunshan, but no agreements announced.
: Vice Minister of Public Security Chen Zhimin concludes visit to Taiwan.
: Chinese and Taiwan Coast Guard units conduct search and rescue drill.
: Beijing approves applications for four Taiwan banks to open branches.
: Beijing announces approval for joint cross-Strait undersea cables.
: Large Shanxi province delegation arrives in Taiwan.
: ECFA and intellectual property rights agreements come into effect.
: Jia Qinglin attends Taiwan Compatriot Association Forum and speaks of deepening exchanges.
: Jia Qinglin meets Lien Chan in Shanghai, talks of building a consensus for dealing with difficult issues in the future.
: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding becomes first Chinese company to list Taiwan depository receipts (TDRs) on Taiwan Stock Exchange.
: White House officials Lawrence Summers and Thomas Donilon visit Beijing.
: Cross-Strait forum on culture held in Taipei.
: PRC Culture Minister Cai Wu leads large delegation to Taiwan.
: Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches public campaign for meaningful participation in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
: Philippine Deputy Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobel expects trade pact with Taipei within one year.
: Taipei disapproves sale of Nanshan Insurance to a Hong Kong consortium that includes Chinese funding.
: Taipei releases MND’s annual report on PRC military.
: Taiwan and Hong Kong’s quasi-official trade promotion associations hold first joint meeting in Taipei.
: Beijing MFA calls on US to revoke recent commercial arms sales.
: China and Taiwan stage large joint anti-fraud raid.
: US State Department confirms it has notified three commercial arms sales related to Taiwan’s air defense and Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) radar systems.
: TAO Deputy Chair Zheng Lizhong begins low-key visit to Taiwan.
: DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen says when the DPP regains power, people will decide the fate of the ECFA.
: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Chiang Pin-kung says his goal is to conclude investment protection and medical cooperation agreements by year end.
: Second LY special session ratifies ECFA.
: US Department of Defense (DoD) releases report on military and security developments in People’s Republic of China.
: Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua leads large delegation to Taiwan.
: Referendum Review Committee again rejects Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) ECFA referendum proposal.
: Cross-Strait civil air talks reach agreement on additional cross-Strait flights.
: Singapore and Taipei announce talks to explore possibility of a World Trade Organization (WTO)-based economic cooperation agreement.
: Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) calls on Taiwan to uphold the common foundation for cross-Strait relations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on countries to abide by one-China principle.
: Presidential Office in Taipei welcomes Beijing’s decision not to obstruct Taiwan signing economic cooperation agreements.
: Taipei’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) hosts investment seminar in Beijing.
: Large Hunan provincial delegation ends visit to Taiwan.
: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Vice Chairman Zhang Mingqing arrives in Taipei for 9-day visit.
: People’s Republic of China (PRC) Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng says discussions on military mutual trust can begin.
: Taipei Ministry of National Defense (MND) welcomes Geng’s statement; MAC reiterates that economics is still main focus.
: Bank of China (BOC) and Bank of Taiwan (BOT) branches in Hong Kong sign new cross-Strait Renmenbi settlement agreement.
: New Second Artillery Corps base is established in Shaoguan, Guangdong.
: Hu Jintao receives Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung.
: First special Legislative Yuan (LY) Session convenes on ECFA.
: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) poll shows 61 percent support for ECFA.
: Delegation from Guangxi leaves Taiwan after signing $2.2 billion in deals.