China - Southeast Asia

Chronology from Jan 2005 to Mar 2005

: PriceWaterHouse Coopers auditor reports that China Aviation Oil (CAO) made risky gambles trading oil derivatives without formal approval from board.

: Boao Forum at 9th China Daily CEO Roundtable.

: Chinese President Hu Jintao sends telegram to Indonesian President SBY to express condolences on Sumatra March 28 earthquake casualties.

: Taiwan Prime Minister Frank Hsieh accuses Singapore of blocking a port call by two warships to the city-state because of pressure from China.

: China, Philippines, and Vietnam sign landmark agreement to conduct joint prospecting for oil and gas in South China Sea.

: ARF Seminar on enhancing cooperation in the field of nontraditional security issues hosted in Hainan, China.

: Singapore FM Yeo says emergence of China and India presents Southeast Asia with a new challenge.

: Chinese Premier Wen tells Philippines FM Romulo that the 30th anniversary of Philippines-China relations marks a “new golden age of partnership.”

: ASEAN-China Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) in Phnom Penh.

: Malaysian Supreme Head of State Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin meets President Hu Jintao to consolidate ties and reiterate Malaysia’s “one-China” policy.

: ASEAN-China Working Group on Development Cooperation in Phnom Penh.

: International animal health experts and health officers from the UN and other agencies meet in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss emergency plans to control bird flu.

: ASEAN Plus Three holds expert meeting on emerging diseases in Bangkok.

: Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster).

: Indonesian President SBY says that the expanding economy in China has “delivered positive result of higher bilateral trade volume in favor of Indonesia” at a meeting on Indonesia’s long term development planning.

: Singapore’s Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong says “China’s extraordinary development sets the example for other Asian countries to follow and thus drives Asia’s transformation” at the International Enterprise Forum 2005 in Singapore.

: China launches satellite TV service in Asia.

: China’s Assistant Minister of Commerce Yi Xiaozhun announces plans to join ASEAN, Japan, and Republic of Korea to work on feasibility study for East Asia Free Trade Area (FTA).

: Singapore FM George Yong-Boon Yeo meets Chinese FM Li.

: ASEAN Plus Three tourist ministers attend 24th ASEAN Tourist Forum in Kuala Lumpur.

: Chinese FM Li Zhaoxing telephones Thai FM Surakiat to discuss tsunami relief and ministerial-level meeting on regional cooperation of tsunami warning in Phuket.

: ASEAN-China Workshop on Tsunami Warning in Beijing.

: China and Vietnam celebrate fifth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.

: Chinese government condolence mission headed by Vice FM Wu Dawei visits Thailand after tsunami.

: Assistant FM Shen Guofang at the UN meeting highlights China’s aid of $133 million from government and individual donations to tsunami-stricken countries.

: Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Mah Siew Keong says Malaysia’s bilateral trade with China was $26 billion for Jan.-Nov. 2004, an increase of 37 percent.

: China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) delegation attends 13th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Vietnam.

: ASEAN leaders meet in Jakarta to help coordinate relief efforts for the Indian Ocean tsunami.

: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Thai Foreign Minister Surakiat Sathirathai at the Special ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on the Earthquake and Tsunami.

: Chinese ambassador to Indonesia delivers emergency relief materials to Indonesian Foreign Ministry for the tsunami efforts.

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