China - Taiwan

Chronology from Jan 2020 to May 2020

: Ingrid Larson appointed managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Washington office.

: The Dutch government changes its office name in Taipei from the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office to “Netherlands Office Taipei.”

: US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar holds teleconference with Health Minister Chen Shih-chung.

: Former Hong Kong publisher Lam Wing-kee opens Causeway Bay bookstore in Taipei.

: Liaoning carrier group sails east thru Bashi Strait.

: 231 Taiwanese from Hubei fly home on designated CAL flight from Shanghai.

: Hong Kong government arrests 14 prominent democracy activists.

: Liaoning carrier group sails east of Taiwan toward South China Sea.

: Tsai rejects Tedros’ allegations and invites him to visit Taiwan.

: WHO Secretary General Tedros Adhanom accuses Taiwan of organizing a campaign against him and making racists slurs.

: Taiwan citizens in Hubei return on a designated CAL flight from Shanghai.

: US President Donald Trump signs TAIPEI Act.

: People’s Liberation Army KJ-500 AEW aircraft and fighters conduct first night exercise south of Taiwan.

: China Eastern Airlines evacuates Taiwan citizens from Wuhan.

: Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) evacuates Taiwan citizens from Wuhan.

: Kuomintang (KMT) elects Johnny Chiang Chi-chen as its chairman.

: AIT Chairman James Moriarty visits Taiwan; meets President Tsai.

: LY issues nonpartisan resolution concerning Taiwan’s exclusion from WHA.

: Taiwan experts join two-day WHO coronavirus research meeting via online.

: Lai attends National Prayer Breakfast

: WHO Executive Board meets; US and 14 others urge including Taiwan in COVID-19 response

: China sends first flight of Taiwanese from Wuhan to Taipei without coordination.

: Vice President-elect Lai Ching-te begins visit to Washington.

: Taipei asks Beijing to permit evacuation of citizens from Wuhan.

: Taiwan is excluded from WHO experts meeting on novel coronavirus.

: Two Taiwan CDC experts visit Wuhan to investigate new virus.

: Tsai wins reelection; DPP retains majority in Legislative Yuan (LY).

: Taiwan CDC: Eight passengers on flights from Wuhan have developed fevers.

: Chief of General Staff Gen. Shen Yi-ming dies in Black Hawk helicopter crash.

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