China - Taiwan

Chronology from Jan 2012 to May 2012

: White House sends letter to Sen. John Cornyn regarding his concerns over fighter aircraft for Taiwan.

: CSECC Meets in Tamsui.

: Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee (CSECC) Sub-Committee on Standards meets in Hualien.

:   Guidelines for the reciprocal opening of trade offices is released.

: Frank Hsieh’s book urges dialogue with the Mainland based on the constitution.

: TAO Minister Wang Yi visits Washington for consultations.

: Taipei delegation visits Shanghai for ECFA talks.

: President Ma departs for 12-day trip to visit African diplomatic allies.

: Wu Den-yih meets Li Keqiang at the Boao Forum.

: At Boao Forum TAO Minister Wang Yi talks of deepening political mutual trust.

: Acting DPP Chair Chen Chu uses the term “Mainland China.”

: Fujian Governor Su visits Taiwan to discuss the Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Zone.

: Wu Poh-hsiung meets Hu Jintao in Beijing.

: DPP Secretary General Lo Chih-cheng states that Taiwan’s official name is the Republic of China (ROC).

: Taipei announces third liberalization of sectors for Mainland investors.

: Premier Chen says the Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Zone appears to be politically motivated.

: Tenth Cross-strait TAO-sponsored Conference is held in in Yunnan; TAO Minister Wang Yi addresses the group.

: ARATS Chairman Chen Yunlin mentions exchanging SEF-ARATS offices.

: Premier Wen Jiabao’s work report opens the National People’s Congress.

:   Chen Chu is named acting chairperson of the DPP and advocates increased contact with the Mainland.

:   TAO Spokesman encourages more visits to the Mainland by DPP grassroots representatives.

: DPP Secretary General Lo Chih-cheng calls for talks without preconditions.

: Tsai Ing-wen advocates greater contact with the Mainland.

:   Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong visits Taipei.

: China’s Vice President Xi Jinping visits the US.

: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Deputy Chairman Zheng Lizhong leads a delegation on a visit to southern Taiwan.

:   President Ma says cross-strait peace can be institutionalized without a formal peace agreement.

:   President Ma receives American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Raymond Burghardt.

: KMT Vice Chairman John Chiang leads a delegation to Washington DC.

: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Wang Yi publishes an article that sets China’s agenda with Taiwan for 2012.

: Sean Chen is named Taiwan’s premier.

: President Ma reiterates goal of Taiwan joining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

: Frank Hsieh states that the DPP must frankly address its cross-strait policy.

: President Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election; Kuomintang (KMT) retains legislative majority.

: In her concession statement, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Tsai Ing-wen mentions the need to re-examine DPP’s cross-strait policy.

:   United Microelectronics Corporation Chairman John Hsuan and other entrepreneurs announced their support for the “1992 Consensus.”

:   Lee Teng-hui and Lee Yuan-tseh endorse Tsai Ing-wen for president.

:    Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense reports Beijing has tested the Julang-2 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile.

:    Evergreen Corp. Chairman Chang Yung-fa announces his support for the “1992 Consensus” in the lead-up to Taiwan elections.

:    Taiwan and Israel sign a Civil Air Agreement as part of their efforts to establish closer ties between the two countries.

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