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: TAO Deputy Chen Yuanfeng concludes unpublished 5-day visit to Taiwan.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