China - Taiwan
Chronology from May 2011 to Aug 2011
: Beijing publishes 36-volume history of the Republic of China (ROC).
: Taiwan’s Mega Bank is first to get Beijing approval for Yuan transactions.
: President Ma presses Tsai to explain her “Taiwan consensus.”
: TAO spokesman says DPP political platform is unrealistic and unacceptable.
: DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen unveils Platform for Next Decade.
: Legislator Lin Yu-fang reveals info on Taipei’s counter-strike missile.
: US defense delegation in Taipei for talks on F-16A/B upgrade program.
: Hu Jintao receives Lien Chan in Beijing; expresses hope for investment protection agreement
: China’s first aircraft carrier begins sea trials from Dalian; Hsiungfeng III is displayed at Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition.
: DPP accuses Xinhua of hacking into its campaign e-mails.
: ARATS-SEF preparatory talks on seventh meeting conclude in Shanghai.
: Tsai Ing-wen at first campaign rally focuses on social/economic issues.
: Total of 181 US House of Representative members send a letter to President Barack Obama calling for the sale of F-16s to Taiwan.
: TAO Minister Wang Yi visits Washington.
: US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen says F-16 decision will be made by Oct. 1.
: Beijing MOD spokesman says exchanges of bands/music groups possible; MND responds Taipei has no plans for military exchanges.
: MAC Chair Lai Shin-yuan opens renamed Taipei representative office in Hong Kong.
: MND release Taipei’s 2011 Defense White Paper.
: Taiwan MND rules out cooperation with China in South China Sea dispute.
: PRC Vice Commerce Minster Jiang Yaoping leads delegation to Taiwan.
: Hu Jintao meets the delegates to cross-strait youth meeting in Beijing.
: Shandong Governor Jiang Daming leads a large delegation to Taiwan.
: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chair Lai Hsin-yuan visits Washington.
: Fourteen Manila fraud suspects are repatriated to Taiwan by China.
: Taiwan National Security Council (NSC) Secretary General Hu Wei-jen visits Washington.
: Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs-designate Kin Moy visits Taiwan.
: President Ma receives American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Raymond Burghardt; asks for F-16s.
: First individual People’s Republic of China (PRC) tourists visit Taiwan.
: Medical and Health Cooperation Agreement takes effect.
: President Ma chooses Premier Wu Den-yih as his running mate for the 2012 presidential elections.
: Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) promulgates requirements for Confucian classics in high schools.
: US House holds a hearing on “Why Taiwan Matters.”
: President Ma orders use of traditional characters in all official documents.
: ARATS Deputy Zheng Lizhong visits Ping-tung county in southern Taiwan.
: Jia Qinglin addresses third cross-strait forum in Xiamen.
: Taiwan Brain Trust seminar advocates a new constitution to save Taiwan.
: President Ma instructs Ministry of National Defense (MND) on “code of Conduct” for retired officers.
: SEF and ARATS conduct first formal review of cross-strait agreements.
: Prosecutor General Huang Shih-ming begins visit to mainland.
: Retired Gen. Hsu Li-ning leads delegation to seminar in Beijng.
: Legislative Yuan (LY) passes legislation needed for Taiwan to be founding member of South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO).
: TAO spokesman praises progress in cross-strait relations under Ma.
: Forty-five senators send a letter to President Obama supporting the sale of F-16s to Taiwan.
: Sichuan Governor Jiang Jufeng leads large delegation to Taiwan.
: Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says Singapore and Taipei trade talks have begun.
: Chen Bingde says reaction to arms sales would depend on what was sold.
: People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Chief of General Staff Gen. Chen Bingde visits Washington.
: Taiwan Health Minister Chu Wen-ta attends World Health Assembly (WHA) as observer.
: Vice President Vincent Siew attends Paraguay’s 200th anniversary of independence.
: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) President Chiang and Association for Relations Across Taiwan Straits (ARATS) President Chen Yunlin meet.
: President Ma protests terminology used by WHO.
: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman denies Chinese involvement in WHO terminology issue.
: General Secretary Hu Jintao receives Kuomintang’s (KMT) honorary Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung in Beijing.
: DPP’s Kuan Bi-ling’s reveals that World Health Organization (WHO) internal documents refer to Taiwan as a province of China.
: Cross-Strait Economics, Trade and Culture Forum is held in Chengdu.
: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says Joseph Wu doesn’t speak for party.
: Taiwan Tourism Bureau Director Janice Lai visits Beijing.
: Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) chairman Joseph Wu discusses China policy issues at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).