China - Taiwan

Chronology from May 2015 to Aug 2015

:   ROC government and military, and KMT, discourage members from attending Beijing’s Sept. 3 military parade.

: Taiwan joins North Pacific Fisheries Commission.

: Technical talks on Merchandise Trade Agreement held in Beijing.

: Eleventh SEF-ARATS meeting held in Fuzhou; double taxation and aviation safety agreements signed.

: TAO spokesman comments further on Shanghai-Taipei forum.

: Yu Zhengsheng meets delegation led by former LY speaker Yao Eng-chi.

: Taipei Mayor Ko attends Taipei-Shanghai Forum in Shanghai.

: Taipei announces it is constructing a lighthouse on Taiping Island.

: TAO Minister Zhang holds consultations in Washington.

: Massive industrial explosion in Tianjin; Taipei offers help.

: TAO Minister Zhang addresses National Taiwan Studies Society conference.

: Students end their protest in front of MOE.

: James Soong Chu-yu of People’s First Party (PFP) announces candidacy.

: In interview with PRC journalists, Mayor Ko expresses respect for “1992 Consensus.”

: Students activists protest at MOE and break into LY.

:   Shanghai Deputy Mayor Weng Tiehui visits Taipei to discuss Shanghai-Taipei Forum with Mayor Ko Wen-je.

: Taiwan student activists protesting curriculum changes break into Ministry of Education (MOE).

:   Former President Lee Teng-hui in Japan, says Diaoyutai belong to Japan.

:   PLA military exercise story involving simulated attack on presidential office building widely covered in Taipei media.

:   US-Taiwan “Monterey talks” are held in Washington DC.

:    KMT Congress formally nominates Hung Hsiu-chu.

:   President Ma transits Los Angeles.

:   MAC Chair Hsia Li-yan visits Washington for consultations.

:   President Ma meets President Ortega in Nicaragua.

: President Ma meets President Martelly in Haiti.

: President Ma visits Dominican Republic.

:   President Ma transits Boston and attends symposium at Harvard.

:   President Ma presides at WWII anniversary military parade.

:   PRC publishes National Security Law with provisions applying to Taiwan.

:   Beijing announces Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) membership open to ADB/WB members.

:   Myanmar opens trade office in Taipei.

:   Yu Zhengsheng announces new card to replace Taiwan Compatriot Certificate (Taibaozheng) that Taiwan people use to travel to mainland.

:   Hung Hsiu-chu passes KMT nomination threshold.

:   President Ma writes Wall Street Journal article proposing South China Sea (SCS) peace initiative.

: Kin Moy takes office as AIT Director in Taipei.

: DPP Chair Tsai holds end of visit press conference in San Francisco.

: Beijing begins issuing new travel cards (Taibaozheng) to Taiwanese visiting Fujian.

: DPP Chair Tsai meets Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

: DPP Chair Tsai meets National Security Council’s Evan Medeiros and gives speech at CSIS.

: China and South Korea sign free trade agreement (FTA).

: US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin visits Taipei.

: DPP Chair Tsai writes “Taiwan Can Build on U.S. Ties” in Wall Street Journal.

:   Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chair Tsai Ing-wen begins 12-day, five-city visit to US.

:   TAO Deputy Chen Yuanfeng visits Washington DC.

:   Republic of China (ROC) Chief of General Staff Yen De-fa attends change of command ceremony at Pacific Command in Hawaii.

:   SEF Chairman Lin Join-sane visits Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Tianjin.

:   President Ma Ying-jeou proposes South China Sea Peace Initiative.

:   Taipei Forum holds conference on cross-strait relations.

:   Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chair Hsia Li-yan and Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun meet in Kinmen.

:   Taipei Health Minister Chiang Been-huang attends World Health Assembly.

:   Taipei orders Alibaba to end business in Taiwan within six months.

:   President Ma Ying-jeou explains views on 1992 Consensus at Taipei conference.

:   People’s Republic of China (PRC) State Council publishes document to preserve preferential tax provisions for Taiwan invested enterprises.

:   American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Ray Burghardt visits Taipei.

:   Legislative Yuan (LY) adopts bill to implement UN Convention against Corruption.

: KMT Chairman Chu and CPP General Secretary Xi meet in Beijing.

: KMT Chairman Chu and CPP General Secretary Xi Jinping meet in Beijing.

:   Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu Li-lun attends KMT-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Forum in Shanghai.

:   KMT Chairman Chu attends KMT-CCP Forum in Shanghai.

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