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.
: Eighth SEF-ARATS meeting held in Taipei; investment and customs agreements are concluded.
: ARATS Chairman Chen Yunlin meets MAC Chairwoman Lai Hsin-yuan.
: 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.
: A cross-strait forum is held in Fujian.
: Beijing approves a second Taiwan tourism office in Shanghai.
: 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.
: Taiwan Culture Minster Lung Ying-tai proposes a cross-strait cultural forum.
: Malaysian and Taiwan think tanks agree to study trade agreement prospects.
: 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.