China - Taiwan

Chronology from Jan 2015 to May 2015

: President Ma reviews cross-strait relations in talk at the MAC.

: KMT Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin leads KMT delegation to ceremony in Nanjing commemorating 10th anniversary of CPC-KMT meetings.

: Yu Zhengsheng attends meeting in Nanjing with Taiwan investors.

: Premier Li Keqiang reassures Taiwan investors that preferential policies will not change.

: TAO Deputy Minister Li Yafei meets MAC Chairman Hsia in Taipei.

: China Securities Regulatory Commission says it is studying Shanghai-Taipei stock trading link.

: Taiwan Defense Ministry says it will conduct air patrols over South China Sea.

: Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), chairman of the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific introduces bill for strategy to achieve observer status for Taiwan in INTERPOL.

:   DPP nominates Tsai Ing-wen as the party’s candidate for president.

: TAO states that Taipei will not be a founding member of AIIB.

:   TAO spokesman responds to DPP statement by reiterating basis for relations.

: President Ma says ROC won’t give up disputed territory in South China Sea.

:   DPP CAC issues statement on maintaining cross-strait status quo.

:   SEF board delegation visits China.

: TAO says Taiwan welcome to join AIIB under appropriate  name.

: Two US F-18s make an emergency landing at Tainan Air Force Base.

: Tenth round of talks on Merchandise Trade Agreement (MTA) held in Beijing.

: Taipei submits letter of intent to join AIIB.

: DPP criticizes inadequate consultation concerning AIIB.

:   Mayor Ko has interview with PRC media.

: PLA Air Force conducts drill over waters between Taiwan and Philippines.

:   Flights begin along air route M503 without incident.

:   Xi Jinping has photo op with Taiwan delegation at Boao Forum.

: Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing willing to discuss AIIB with Taiwan.

: President Ma says Taiwan should participate in AIIB.

:   President Ma Ying-jeou attends family wake for Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore.

:   DPP Chair Tsai reiterates commitment to maintain peace but says DPP’s views on 1992 consensus have been stated repeatedly.

:   Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford says Taiwan open to joining Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

: Congressman Ed Royce leads a large delegation on 3-day Taiwan visit.

: TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun pens op-ed in People’s Daily on rule by law, marking 10-year anniversary of PRC Anti-Secession Law.

: Andrew Hsia tells Legislative Yuan (LY) that no cross-strait political talks are planned, citing a lack of consensus in Taiwan and lack of mutual trust across the strait.

: Premier Li Keqiang gives work report at National People’s Conference; confident in “peaceful growth of cross-strait relations.”

: Xi Jinping meets delegates to Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

: MAC and Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) announce Beijing has agreed to delay M503 air route and suspend others.

:   KMT Chairman Eric Chu decides not to pursue case against Wang Jin-pyng.

: Andrew Hsia Li-yan sworn in as MAC Minister.

:   MAC Minister Wang Yu-chi resigns taking responsibility for Chang case.

:   President Ma receives American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Managing Director Joe Donovan.

: Taipei prosecutors drop treason case against former MAC Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao.

:   King Pu-tsung resigns; Kao Hua-chu named as new National Security Council Secretary General.

: TransAsia flight crashes in Taipei with 31 mainland passengers; Chinese officials and experts participate in investigation, along with others.

:   Xinhua editorial says Mayor Ko creates obstacles.

: Kao Kuang-chi is sworn in as Taiwan’s defense minister, calls for vigilance over Chinese espionage.

: Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee (CSECC) meets in Taipei.

: Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je promotes expanded Taipei-Shanghai Forum.

: TAO invites Taipei to consult on M503 air route.

: Politburo Standing Committee member Yu Zhengsheng addresses annual Taiwan Work Conference.

:   Taiwan resumes upgrade of port on Taiping Island (Itu Aba) in the Spratlys.

: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announces that TAO Minister Zhang will not visit Kinmen in February.

: DPP China Affairs Committee (CAC) urges DPP mayors to establish “cross-strait exchange taskforces.”

: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun calls 2015 a year of stability, development and benefits for people.

: Eric Chu Li-lun is elected chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT).

: Legislative Yuan (LY) adopts cross-party resolution concerning M503 air   route.

: US State Department spokesman encourages China to consult Taipei on air route.

: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen says M503 air route will seriously impact Taiwan’s security.

: Beijing announces new M503 and other air routes through Taiwan Strait.  Taipei says such unilateral acts are unacceptable.

: Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concludes in Beijing; eight of 12 participants are ROC allies.

: Beijing protests flag raising event at Twin Oaks; State Department spokesman says it was not consistent with US policy.

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