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.

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