China - Taiwan
Chronology from Sep 2015 to Dec 2015
: Cross-Strait Civilian Flight Safety and Flight Cooperation Accord takes effect.
: China and Taiwan announce that hotline between MAC and TAO is opened.
: First Taiwan presidential debate held.
: Simulated Youth vote gives Tsai 61 percent.
: Matsu-Fujian ferry service starts.
: Tsai Ing-wen comments on 1992 Consensus before business forum.
: Hung Hsiu-chu arrives in Beijing to promote KMT among Taiwan businesspeople.
: State Department notifies Congress of $1.8 billion arms sales package for Taiwan.
: Minister of Interior Chen Wei-zen presides at Taiping wharf ceremony.
: Announcement that Taiwan’s Siliconware Precision Industries plans to sell 25 percent to China’s state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup sparks controversy.
: Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng presents conditional proposal on PRC investment in IC design firms.
: Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration Minister Wei Kuo-yan in Paris to attend side meetings related to UN Climate Conference.
: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) President Chen Deming begins one-week Taiwan visit.
: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and ARATS conduct review of existing agreements.
: Taipei announces that imprisoned agents were exchanged in October.
: Japan and Taiwan sign double tax avoidance treaty.
: Twelfth round of MTA negotiations conclude in Taipei.
: Tsai Ing-wen says she expects to open dialogue with Beijing after election.
: Taiwan announces that fisheries enforcement agreement with the Philippines was signed on Nov. 5.
: Vincent Siew represents Taipei at APEC Leaders Meeting in Manila.
: Ma holds international press conference to report on meeting Xi.
: KMT Chair Eric Chu visits Washington.
: Ma Ying-jeou and Xi Jinping hold first Cross-Strait Leaders Meeting in Singapore.
: DPP spokesman issues statement questioning Ma’s meeting with Xi.
: Taipei and Beijing announce Xi-Ma meeting in Singapore.
: Former Vice President Vincent Siew leads delegation to Cross-Strait Entrepreneurs Summit in Nanjing.
: US House of Representatives unanimously passes bill directing Obama administration to work toward observer status for Taiwan in Interpol.
: Taipei says it does not recognize or accept PCA’s jurisdiction or ruling.
: (Permanent Court of Arbitration) rules that it has jurisdiction in Philippine case concerning South China Sea.
: Taiwan celebrates 70th Retrocession Day.
: Yu Zhengsheng attends Taiwan Retrocession ceremony in Beijing.
: Third annual cross-strait insurance supervisory cooperation meeting takes place in central Taiwan; reports cite little progress due to stalled STA.
: KMT Special Congress nominates Eric Chu Li-lun as presidential candidate.
: TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun and MAC Chairman Hsia Li-yan meet in Guangzhou.
: Two Taiwan intelligence agents serving life sentences released by China. Taiwan grants parole to Chinese agent in late October.
: Tsai Ing-wen attends ROC National Day ceremony for first time.
: DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen visits Japan; discreetly meets Prime Minister Abe.
: KMT votes unanimously to hold special KMT congress to replace Hung.
: US-Taiwan Defense Conference opens in Williamsburg.
: Agreement for China’s Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to buy 20 percent share of Taiwan’s Bank SinoPac lapses as Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement (STA) remains unapproved in Taiwan.
: Deputy USTR Robert Holleyman leads delegation to Taipei for Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) talks; Taiwan’s resistance to US beef and pork products stalls progress.
: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-de tells city council that he supports Taiwan independence.
: TAO spokesman says supporting independence will bring calamity.
: The 11th round of negotiations on Cross-Strait Merchandise Trade Agreement (MTA) concludes in Beijing.
: KMT Chairman Eric Chu Li-lun privately urges Hung to withdraw.
: Beijing begins nationwide issuance of new Taibaozheng cards.
: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) states Beijing has not addressed its concerns about the shift to new Taiwan visitor (Taibaozheng) card.
: Fifth cross-strait banking supervisory meeting held in Taiwan.
: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun meets village/ward officials’ delegation from Taiwan.
: People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy begins three-day live fire exercise in Taiwan Strait.
: Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Hung Hsiu-chu asserts she will stay in the race and fight for her beliefs.
: KMT candidate Hung announces temporary suspension of campaign activities.