China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jan 2008 to Mar 2008
: AIT Chairman Burghardt meets Ma and Chen in Taipei.
: President Bush phones President Hu; Hu comments on 1992 consensus.
: PRC demands investigation of missile fuse assemblies mis-shipment.
: DOD announces mis-shipment of missile fuse assemblies to Taiwan.
: State Department Taiwan Director Spelman comments on post-election situation.
: AIT Director Young meets Ma; Ma expresses interest in pre-inauguration visit to U.S.
: Ma Ying-jeou elected president; UN referenda fail.
: Premier Wen’s post-NPC press conference.
: DAS Christensen reiterates U.S. opposition to UN referendum.
: Taipei Representative Wu says PRC seeking to block Taiwan’s OECD participation.
: In interview, Ma Ying-jeou rules out meeting with PRC leaders.
: Taipei’s Investment Commission launches amnesty for illegal investors in China.
: Second Ma-Hsieh presidential debate.
: North Korea expresses opposition to UN referendum.
: Brazil expresses opposition to UN referendum.
: KMT proposes LY resolution on “Advancing to the UN.”
: EU expresses opposition to UN referendum.
: Premier Wen Jiabao’s work report to NPC; PRC announces defense budget up 17.6 percent to $58.79 billion.
: President Hu Jintao makes moderate statement on Taiwan; says Taiwan independence “doomed to fail.”
: Executive Yuan eases restrictions on investment in China.
: NPC spokesman Jiang Enzhu warns that UN referendum threatens peace
: President Chen says vote for UN referendum even if not for Hsieh.
: DOD releases annual report on the PLA.
: Jia Qinglin makes routine report to CPPCC on Taiwan.
: Ma Ying-jeou announces specific plans for cross-Strait flights and tourism.
: Beijing authorizes Tzu-chi Foundation to open charitable foundation
: TAO announces new agricultural zone and student tuition policies.
: Secretary Rice in Beijing reiterates U.S. opposition to UN referendum.
: Taiwan representatives barred from Lee Myong-bak’s inauguration.
: First Ma-Hsieh presidential campaign debate.
: MND Minister Lee Tien-yu resigns over “Taiwan Goal”; Michael Tsai appointed first civilian Minister of National Defense.
: New Legislative Yuan opens first session.
: Taiwan extends recognition to Kosovo, but Kosovo does not reciprocate.
: PRC protests Taiwan’s recognition of Kosovo.
: Kosovo declares independence.
: Hsieh Chang-ting supports cooperation with KMT on both referenda.
: NIO Deputy Fingar testifies U.S. worried about cross-Strait miscalculation.
: President Chen calls for support of both UN referenda.
: In New York, Negroponte urges China to be more generous toward Taiwan internationally.
: President Chen visits Taiping Island in Spratlys.
: TAO issues protest over CEC’s referendum decision.
: First New Year charter flight arrives routinely in Taiwan.
: CEC decides to hold UN referenda together with presidential election.
: Singapore’s Lee Kwan-yew criticizes UN referendum.
: Taipei American Chamber of Commerce recommends easing limits on investment in China.
: Beijing repatriates captured gangster Wang Hsuan-jen to Taiwan.
: President Chen hosts discreet KMT-DPP consultation at State Guest House.
: Vice President Lu visits Marshall Islands.
: French arms firm DCNS official visits Taiwan.
: Global forum for new democracies meets in Taipei.
: Vice Minister of Defense Ko says Taiwan needs cruise missiles.
: Secretary Rice meets FM Yang in Berlin, reiterates opposition to UN referendum.
: In Beijing, UK Foreign Secretary Brown opposes UN referendum.
: At WHO, China blocks resolution to allow Taiwan participation in IHR.
: Hsieh Chang-ting calls for support of both UN referenda.
: TAO and ARATS express thanks for Taiwan rescue of PRC seamen.
: President Chen attends inaugural in Guatemala.
: Beijing establishes of relations with Malawi; Taipei breaks relations.
: Cambodia denies Taipei’s request to establish trade office
: President Chen resigns DPP chairmanship.
: President Chen meets Nicaraguan President Ortega in Guatemala.
: KMT wins decisive victory in LY elections.
: Prosecutors appeal Ma Ying-jeou’s case to Supreme Court
: Taiwan Foreign Minister Huang cancels visit to Malawi.
: Ma Ying-jeou enunciates his policy of “no independence, no unification and no use of force” in interviews.