China - Taiwan

Chronology from Oct 2010 to Dec 2010

: Taipei and Beijing announce additional service sectors to be liberalized under ECFA.

: TAO Spokesman reiterates that the 1992 consensus and opposition to independence are the basis for cross-strait relations.

: DPP Chair Tsai reiterates that DPP cannot accept  the 1992 consensus.

: DPP Spokesman Lin Yu-chang reiterates party’s rejection of the 1992 consensus.

: President Ma urges DPP to acknowledge the 1992 consensus.

: MAC Chair Lai enunciates preconditions for political talks; TAO Minister Wang Yi says time not ripe for political talks.

: ARATS President Chen Yunlin calls on MAC Chair Lai Shin-yuan.

: The sixth SEF-ARATS Meeting is held in Taipei.

: AU Optronics gets ROC approval for flat panel plant investment in China.

: Taipei and Singapore trade offices announce formal negotiations on a trade agreement will begin in 2011.

: People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Deputy Chief of staff Ma Xiaotian visits Washington for talks.

: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon acknowledges canceling a trade mission to Taiwan.

: Chairman Jia Qinglin receives Taiwan delegates to a financial conference in Beijing.

: Lien Chan denies any knowledge of “Confucius Peace Prize.”

: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and MOEA announce investment protection agreement will not be signed at sixth SEF-ARATS meeting.

: President Ma receives American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Ray Burghardt and reiterates the request for the sale of F-16s.

: ARATS Deputy Chairman Zheng Lizhong visits Taipei for consultations.

: SEF Chairman Chiang Pin-kung says the CECC will be formed before sixth SEF-Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) meeting.

: Municipal elections are held in Taiwan.

: Beijing and Taipei refute press reports that El Salvador President Carlos Funes is discussing diplomatic relations with Beijing.

: US Air Force task force visits Taiwan to consult on F-16A/B upgrades.

: President Ma receives former President Bill Clinton in Taipei; Clinton applauds cross-strait progress including ECFA.

: President Hu Jintao meets Lien Chan at the APEC Forum.

: At the Asian Games in Guangzhou, Premier Wen Jiabao receives Kuomintang Honorary Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung.

: At APEC, Lien Chan promotes Taiwan’s interest in joining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) spokesman says consensus has been reached on establishment of the Cross-strait Economic Cooperation Committee (CECC).

: Two Taiwan firms are approved as the first Taiwanese Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) in China.

: President Ma receives former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in Taipei.

: Boeing wins the contract to provide spare parts for Taiwan’s Apache helicopters.

: Beijing and Taipei announce reciprocal opening of five service sectors under the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA).

: National Police Agency (NPA) Director General Wang Cho-chiun meets Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu in Beijing.

: Minister Wang Yi of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) of the State Council visits Washington for consultations.

: Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee meeting concludes; Xi Jinping is promoted to Central Military Commission (CMC) vice chairman.

: Deputy Minister Lin Tsong-ming says the Ministry of Education (MOE) is considering a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on education with China.

: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie meet in Hanoi and discuss US arms sales to Taiwan.

: President Ma again appoints Lien Chan as his Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) representative.

: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators call for a Chinese missile withdrawal timetable.

: On the Republic of China (ROC) National Day, President Ma Ying-jeou again welcomes indications that Beijing will remove missiles from China’s East Coast.

: Annual US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference is held in Cambridge, MD.

: A business delegation led by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Minister Shih Yen-shiang returns to Taiwan from Indonesia.

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