China - Taiwan

Chronology from Jan 2016 to May 2016

: Thirty-two alleged Taiwanese criminals deported from Malaysia to China.

: Japan seizes Taiwan fishing boat near Okinotori, it is released next day.

: Ministry of Justice (MOJ) delegation in Beijing says agreement reached on jointly investigating Kenya and Malaysia fraud cases.

: Twenty alleged Taiwanese criminals repatriated from Malaysia.

: Tsai Ing-wen says Beijing’s disregard of Taiwan’s sovereignty and jurisdiction has harmed cross-strait relations.

: Taiwan Tourism Bureau reports PRC tourist arrivals have declined.

: TAO announces that 8th Cross-Strait Forum will be held June 11.

: Kenya deports 37 more Taiwanese to China.

: President Ma unveils monument on Pengjia Islet.

: President Ma hosts South China Sea seminar at MOFA.

: Kenya deports eight ROC citizens to China.

: AIIB President Jin Liqun says Taiwan’s application must go through Beijing’s Ministry of Finance.

: President-elect Tsai says she will strengthen communications with Beijing to preserve peace.

: DPP LY caucus approves “Statute Governing Oversight of the Concluding of Cross-Strait Agreements.”

: ROC Minister of Justice Luo Ying-shay begins five-day visit to Beijing.

: Hung Hsiu-chu wins by-election as chairman of KMT.

: Former Vice President Vincent Siew attends Boao Forum and meets Premier Li Keqiang and TAO Director Zhang Zhijun.

: Panama invites Tsai and Xi to opening of expanded Panama Canal in June.

: Taipei arranges first foreign media visit to Taiping Island.

: Hung Chi-chang expelled from DPP’s New Tide faction; in 2015 he had called for Taiwan not to pursue de jure independence.

: ROC Foreign Ministry issues position paper on South China Sea (SCS).

: President Obama signs bill promoting observer status for Taiwan in Interpol.

: Beijing establishes diplomatic relations with the Gambia.

: President-elect Tsai announces Lin Chuan will be premier.

: Tsai Ing-wen requests DPP legislators withdraw their version of oversight bill.

: National People’s Congress (NPC) convenes in Beijing; General Secretary Xi Jinping discusses Taiwan with Fujian delegates.

: Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Agreement Committee concludes three-day meeting.

: TAO Minister Zhang says Wang’s remarks don’t represent change.

: President Ma welcomes Wang’s reference to the ROC constitution.

: Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at CSIS, mentioning Taiwan’s “one China” constitution.

: TAO Deputy Chen Yuanfeng concludes unpublished 5-day visit to Taiwan.

: Tsai Ing-wen promises a transitional justice committee to review issues in including handling of Nationalist symbols and party assets.

: Beijing says Hong Kong rioters were “radical separatists inclined to terrorism.”

: Taipei approves TSMC’s application for a 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing.

: Annual Communist Party (CCP) Taiwan Affairs Work Conference held in Beijing.

: New LY convenes, DPP’s Su Jia-chyuan is elected speaker.

: Beijing implements realignment of PLA military regions.

: Premier Chang says Beijing investments in integrated circuit design firms will not be approved by current administration.

: President Ma visits Taiping Island.

: Simon Chang appointed ROC premier.

: Trade in Services Agreement (TSA) ministers, including Taiwan, meet in Davos.

: Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken meets TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun in Beijing.

: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Deputy Gong Qinggai detained on suspicion of corruption.

: DPP Secretary General Joseph Wu visits Washington for consultations.

: US envoy William Burns visits Taipei; meets Tsai and President Ma Ying-jeou.

: Huang Min-hui appointed acting Kuomintang (KMT) chairperson.

: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) established.

: Tsai Ing-wen elected president; DPP wins Legislative Yuan (LY) majority.

: Taiwan pop star Chou Tzu-yu posts YouTube apology for showing ROC flag on South Korean television; forced apology provokes outrage in Taiwan.

: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen calls for multi-level, multi-track communications with Beijing.

: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) legal officer says Taiwan not eligible to be observer.

: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chair Hsia Li-yan urges Beijing to honor commitments to Hong Kong.

: Preparatory meeting for 13th round of Merchandise Trade Agreement (MTA) negotiations held in Beijing.

: Beijing agrees to trial implementation of PRC tourist transit procedures.

: Hong Kong publisher Lee Bo abducted in Hong Kong.

: Second Taiwan presidential debate held.

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