China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jan 2018 to May 2018
: China and Dominican Republic establish diplomatic relations.
: Bipartisan Congressional group introduces Asia Reassurance Initiative Act.
: US Commerce Department announces sanctions against China’s ZTE.
: PLA conducts routine artillery drill near Fujian coast.
: President Tsai arrives in Swaziland and holds talks with King Mswati III.
: Cross-Strait Entrepreneurs Summit held in Zhengzhou, Henan.
: Premier Lai clarifies his views on Taiwan independence.
: President Tsai boards destroyer to observe a naval exercise off Taiwan’s east coast.
: Fujian MSA announces live-fire exercise off Quanzhou in Taiwan Strait.
: Former President Ma Ying-jeou visits San Francisco.
: President Tsai reiterates policy to maintain stability in Taiwan Strait.
: President Xi meets former Vice President Vincent Siew at Boao Forum.
: Former Presidents Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian launch Formosa Alliance.
: State Department issues marketing licenses for US firms to assist Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program.
: TAO spokesman criticizes Premier Lai Ching-te by name.
: Delegation led by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl) visits Taiwan.
: Delegation led by Rep. Ed Royce visits Taiwan.
: Department of Commerce DAS Ian Steff visits Taiwan.
: Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Alex Wong speaks at American Chamber of Commerce banquet in Taipei.
: Liu Jieyi becomes TAO minister.
: President Xi Jinping addresses NPC.
: Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu visits Washington.
: President Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act (TTA).
: National People’s Congress (NPC) eliminates term limit on president.
: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) announces 31 measures to benefit Taiwanese youth and businesses.
: President Tsai rearranges her national security team.
: Delegation led by Sen. James Inhofe visits Taipei.
: PLAAF aircraft, including H-6K bombers, J-11 fighters, and Y-8 transport aircraft, transit Bashi Strait south of Taiwan.
: State Councilor Yang Jiechi meets Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; raises concerns about US policy toward Taiwan.
: Earthquake damages Hualien; deaths include six mainland tourists.
: Annual Taiwan Affairs Work Conference convenes in Beijing.
: Taipei protests removal of Taiwan flag from US government websites.
: Cardinal Zen criticizes Vatican handling of Chinese bishops.
: President Tsai Ing-wen calls for talks to resolve M503 air route issue.
: Activist Lee Ming-che transferred to prison in Hunan.
: Liaoning group sails south through Taiwan Strait, returns north on Jan. 17.
: Beijing unilaterally activates new M503 route flights in Taiwan Strait.
: Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice rejects petition to ban public display of PRC flag.
: Taipei prosecutors charge that Beijing supports New Party (NP) spokesperson Wang Bing-chung’s website.