China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jan 2011 to May 2011
: Minister of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Minister Shih Yen-shiang states Taipei’s desire to join TPP.
: Tsai wins DPP presidential primary; KMT nominates Ma for re-election.
: Beijing and Taipei bank regulators meet in Taipei.
: Beijing official media carry first photos of new J-15 flying shark fighter.
: Hu Jintao briefly greets Taiwan’s delegation to Boao Forum.
: TAO spokesman comments on DPP policy and says nuclear safety agreement can be discussed.
: TAO official Liu Jianzhong visits Kaohsiung.
: DPP’s Hsu Hsin-liang floats the idea of “One China ala EU.”
: People’s Daily website publishes a story on China’s first aircraft carrier.
: Beijing releases its 2010 Defense White Paper.
: President Ma receives Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
: Press reports that Mainland Chinese delegations are avoiding contact with DPP’s New Frontier Foundation.
: President Ma calls for the sale of F-16C/Ds in meeting with former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.
: Wu Poh-hsiung says KMT will not commemorate ROC’s centennial in China.
: President Ma calls for cross-strait nuclear safety cooperation.
: Former Kaohsiung Magistrate Yang Chiu-hsing visits Beijing.
: Mainland repatriates fugitive Sung Nai-ju, former Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) chief secretary.
: MAC announces that it is considering a nuclear safety agreement with Mainland China.
: National Security Bureau (NSB) Director General Tsai De-sheng confirms deployment of China’s new DF-16 ballistic missile.
: Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) becomes a member of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses hope Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will eventually include all of APEC.
: Taipei eases restrictions on Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) investments in PRC.
: Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Chang Hsien-yao questions the adequacy of Taiwan’s defense budget.
: At NPC, Foreign Minster Yang Jiechi reiterates opposition to US arms sales to Taiwan.
: New Delhi and Taipei agree to jointly fund a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) feasibility study.
: Premier Wen Jiabao delivers government Work Report to National People’s Congress (NPC).
: Beijing announces 12.7 percent increase in 2011 the PRC defense budget.
: Taipei announces that Confucian classics will again be required in high school curriculum.
: Premier Wu Den-yih says that Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and ARATS are consulting about opening liaison offices.
: Beijing Public Security officials pledge cooperation on deportee case.
: Beijing agrees to family visits to Manila deportees.
: ARATS President Chen Yunlin visits Kaohsiung.
: Taipei approves an expanded list of sectors open to PRC investment.
: Chair Tsai Ing-wen opens DPP’s New Frontier Foundation think tank.
: First Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee (CSECC) convenes in Taoyuan.
: Candidate Su Tseng-chang proposes a “Taiwan consensus” based on the DPP’s 1999 Resolution on Taiwan’s Future.
: MAC Chair Lai calls for a review of joint crime fighting agreement.
: Gen. Lo Hsien-che is arrested for espionage.
: President Ma says the government will use “Mainland” or “Mainland China” and not “China” when referring to the PRC.
: Taipei protests Manila’s deportation of 14 ROC citizens to China.
: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Yunlin County Magistrate Su Chih-fen visits China.
: Legislative Yuan (LY) Speaker Wang Jin-pyng raises F-16 sale with US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner.
: President Ma tells visiting American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Ray Burghardt that F-16s are needed to support cross-strait talks.
: During his visit to the US, President Hu Jintao reiterates that Taiwan and Tibet are China’s “core interests.”
: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chair Lai Shin-yuan says there is no need for cross-strait cultural agreement.
: TAO Minister Wang Yi says a cross-strait cultural pact should be considered.
: Taipei becomes a member of the Civil Air Navigation and Services Organization (CANSO).
: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Chairman Chen Yunlin reiterates that the 1992 consensus and opposition to independence are premises for cross-strait relations.
: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman says that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) needs to address reality of the 1992 consensus.
: Secretary Gates holds a press roundtable in Beijing.
: Defense Minister Liang Guanglie tells US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that US arms sales to Taiwan would jeopardize US-China military ties.
: Frank Hsieh proposes “respective interpretations of the constitution” as a formulation for characterizing cross-strait relations.
: Cross-strait Economic Cooperation Committee (CSECC) is established.
: Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) says People’s Republic of China (PRC) educational degrees are now recognized by Taiwan.
: Photo of China’s J-20 stealth fighter at Chengdu airbase is published.