China - Taiwan

Chronology from Apr 2010 to Jul 2010

: TSU submits a new ECFA referendum proposal.

: Fifth ARATS-SEF Meeting held in Chongqing where the ECFA and Intellectual Property Rights Agreement are signed.

: DPP holds anti-ECFA rally.

: President Ma calls for an economic strategy for the “post ECFA” era.

: Japan announces extension of its ADIZ over Yonaguni Island.

: SEF and ARATS vice chairmen finalize “early harvest” lists in Taipei.

: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding becomes the first Chinese company to apply for listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

: China and Taiwan conduct large joint anti-fraud operation.

: Jia Qinglin opens second Straits Forum in Xiamen.

: Deputy Secretary Steinberg says PLA has not presented missile withdrawal plan.

: Sen. Feinstein says China plans to pull back military forces opposite Taiwan.

: DPP Tainan County Magistrate Su Huan-chih visits Beijing to promote local mangoes and advocates pragmatic policies after his return.

: Third round of ECFA consultations are held in Beijing.

: Zhejiang Gov. Lu Zushan leads delegation to Taiwan.

: MOEA Vice Minister Hwang attends a telecom conference in Beijing.

: National Security Council Asia Director Jeffrey Bader says US policy on arms sales to Taiwan will not change.

: Sen. Diane Feinstein leads a delegation to Taipei.

: PRC Commerce Minister Chen and Taiwan MOEA Minister Shih meet on margins of APEC meeting in Sapporo.

: President Ma receives American Institute in Taiwan Chairman Ray Burghardt.

: President Ma says Taiwan is entitled to sign FTAs with WTO members,

: EY Referendum Review Committee rejects TSU ECFA referendum.

: MAC Chair Lai Shin-yuan visits Hong Kong.

: University presidents appeal for passage of PRC student amendments.

: Taipei opposes expanding Japan’s ADIZ over Yonaguni Island.

: US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) is held in Beijing.

: Sichuan Party Secretary Liu Qibao leads a delegation to Taiwan.

: Tsai Ing-wen is re-elected DPP chairperson.

: Three-day DPP sit-in calling for an ECFA referendum begins.

: PRC Vice Minister of Agriculture Wei Chaoan leads a delegation to Taipei.

: People’s Republic of China (PRC) Commerce Ministry Director Tang Wei leads team to Taipei for three-day ECFA discussions.

: Taiwan Minister of Health Yaung Chih-liang leads a delegation to the World Health Assembly; PRC Health Minister Chen Zhu and Yaung hold a meeting at the WHA.

: DPP Chair Tsai calls for pragmatic China policy and talks without preconditions.

: Jia Qinglin meets delegates to annual meeting of Taiwan Invested Enterprises (TIE) Associations in Beijing.

: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) reiterates that the 1992 consensus and opposition to independence are the basis for cross-Strait relations.

: 136 members of US Congress sign a letter to President Obama calling for the sale of F-16C/Ds to Taiwan.

: Kuomintang reports ECFA negotiations on “early harvest” have hit a snag.

: US-Taiwan Business Council releases report on air power in the Taiwan Strait.

: Ex-Premier Liu Chao-shiuan visits Shanghai for the World Expo opening.

: Whampoa Military Academy alumni attend forum in Taipei.

: Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg applauds cross-Strait engagement.

: Beijing opens quasi-official tourism office in Taipei.

: Fujian Governor Huang Xiaojing leads a delegation to Taiwan.

: Taiwan opens quasi-official tourism office in Beijing.

: Central Election Committee approves TSU’s ECFA referendum proposal.

: American Chamber of Commerce of Taipei editorial endorses the ECFA.

: General Secretary Hu Jintao meets Wu Poh-Hsiung in Shanghai.

: President Ma says Taiwan will move quickly on FTAs to avoid isolation.

: President Ma and DPP Chair Tsai hold TV debate on the ECFA.

: Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) meets signature threshold for its anti-ECFA referendum proposal,

: DPP legislators provoke confrontation in Legislative Yuan (LY) over enrolling Chinese students.

: Taiwan university presidents support amendments allowing Chinese students to enroll in Taiwan universities.

: American Chamber of Commerce of Kaohsiung white paper mentions benefits of ECFA.

: Ten-ship flotilla of Chinese Navy ships pass through Miyako Strait.

: Premier Wu reiterates time is not ripe for political talks.

: Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao meet at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

: Vice President Xi Jinping receives Taiwan delegation to Boao Forum.

: Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Jia Qinglin receives Gen. Hsu’s delegation of retired military officers.

: Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng leads a delegation to Taipei.

: Retired Gen. Hsu Li-nung leads a delegation to Beijing.

: First TV debate between the Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA).

: Former Japanese Prime Minister Aso Taro makes a private visit to Taipei.

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