China - Taiwan

Chronology from May 2012 to Aug 2012

: Third coordinated search and rescue operation is held between Kinmen and

: Cross-strait marriage and family association is inaugurated in Beijing.

: Cross-strait media forum is held in Fuzhou.

: First cross-strait Kinmen-Xiamen fiber optic cable inaugurated.

: Third cross-strait local government forum is held in Chengdu.

: Large Japanese group including Diet members visits the Senkakus.

: Japan arrests Hong Kong activists on one of the Senkaku Islands.

: DPP Legislator Hsia Bi-khim attends conference in Shanghai.

: Taiwan Businessman and Falun Gong practitioner Bruce Chung is released from prison in the mainland.

: ARATS Chairman Chen Yunlin meets MAC Chairwoman Lai Hsin-yuan.

: Eighth SEF-ARATS meeting held in Taipei; investment and customs agreements are concluded.

: Annual Cross-strait Tourism Promotion Conference is held in Kaohsiung.

: Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Jiang Yaoping leads large purchasing mission to Taiwan.

: ARATS Vice Chair Zhang Mingchuan visits Taipei to attend the Peace and Prosperity Forum.

: President Ma proposes the East Sea Peace Initiative.

: The eighth KMT-CCP Forum is held in Harbin.

: Jia Qinglin meets Wu Poh-hsiung in Harbin.

: DPP Chair Su announces the re-establishment of China Affairs Department.

: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) invites former DPP SEF chair Hong Chi-chang for a conference in Beijing.

: Chung-hua Institution for Economic Research says Taipei and Manila will undertake parallel private studies on economic agreement.

: Indian economists visit Taipei for study on an economic agreement.

: DPP Party Convention is held in Taipei.

: Talks on increasing cross-strait flights are postponed.

: Tianjin Mayor Huang Xingguo leads a large delegation to Taiwan.

: Taiwan Coast Guard escorts activists to Daioyutai Islands.

: Chinese Integration Association Conference in is held in Taipei.

: Bank of China opens its Taipei branch.

: Taipei denies entry to an ARATS delegation led by Wang Zaixi.

:   Conference on military trust measures is held in Beijing.

: Jia Qinglin addresses peaceful unification conference.

: Taiwan businessman and Falun Gong practitioner Bruce Chung is detained in the mainland.

: Beijing approves a second Taiwan tourism office in Shanghai.

: A cross-strait forum is held in Fujian.

: Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission approves branches for the Bank of China and the Bank of Communications in Taipei.

: DPP Chairman Su says party will have a “China” Department and “China” Commission.

: Joseph Wu is named head of DPP Central Policy Committee.

: Su Tseng-chang wins DPP chairmanship election.

: Malaysian and Taiwan think tanks agree to study trade agreement prospects.

: Taiwan Culture Minster Lung Ying-tai proposes a cross-strait cultural forum.

: Taiwan Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta addresses the World Health Assembly.

: DPP’s David Huang warns against exchange of Straits Exchange Foundation-Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (SEF-ARATS) offices.

: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Deputy Chair Ye Kedong arrives in Taiwan for 5-day visit.

: President Ma is inaugurated for a second term as president of the Republic of China.

: President Ma speaks at the inauguration of the new SEF building.

: US House of Representatives passes Granger Amendment mandating the sale of 66 F-16s to Taiwan.

: TAO comments on Tsai’s open letter to Ma.

:  Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary John Tsang opens a representative office in Taipei.

: Tsai Ing-wen’s writes an open letter to President Ma Ying-jeou.

: Macau opens an Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei.

: Frank Hsieh calls for a new cross-strait forum with DPP participation.

: Second Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairmanship election debate focuses on cross-strait issues.

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