China - Taiwan

Chronology from May 2019 to Aug 2019

: Mainland Affairs Council asks for Beijing’s help in locating democracy activist Lee Meng-chu, who has been missing since leaving Hong Kong for Shenzhen.

: US Navy research vessel R/V Sally Ride docks in Keelung.

: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Liu Jieyi addresses cross-strait legal studies forum in Tianjin.

: Retired Taiwan generals participate in Cross-Strait Anti-Japanese War Symposium held in Nanning.

: State Department sends Congress pre-notification on foreign military sale to Taiwan of 66 F-16V aircraft for $8 billion.

: KMT’s Eric Chu visits Washington.

: DPP expresses concern about police violence in Hong Kong and calls for supporting Hong Kong and defending Taiwan.

: Taipei Mayor Ko registers new Taiwan People’s Party.

: Beijing announces ban on individual tourist travel to Taiwan.

: KMT Congress nominates Han as presidential candidate.

: China issues defense white paper with strong language on Taiwan.

: President Tsai transits Denver.

: Kaohsiung Mayor Han Guo-yu wins Kuomintang (KMT) primary.

: President Tsai transits New York.

: State Department announces foreign military sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles totaling $2.2 billion

: Taipei-Shanghai Twin City Forum held in Shanghai.

: Hong Kong demonstrators ransack Legco on Hong Kong Retrocession Day.

: Liaoning carrier group transits Taiwan Strait.

: LY adopts resolution supporting democracy and freedom in Hong Kong.

: PBSC member Wang Yang addresses opening session of Straits Forum.

: President Tsai wins Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary.

: Massive anti-extradition bill demonstration is held in Hong Kong.

: President Tsai criticizes Beijing for covering up Tiananmen.

: Sen. Cory Gardner tours Taipei with President Tsai Ing-wen.

: US Defense Department releases Indo-Pacific Strategy Report.

: Legislative Yuan (LY) adopts stringent provisions for cross-strait political agreements.

: State Department Special Advisor for Children Suzanne Lawrence visits Taipei.

: In Taipei, the Coordination Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA) Headquarters name is changed to Taiwan Council for US Affairs (TCUSA).

: Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je visits Japan.

: Health Minister Chen Shih-chung promotes Taiwan on the margins of the WHA meeting in Geneva.

: On a discreet visit to Washington, National Security Council Secretary General David Lee meets National Security Adviser John Bolton.

:  Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) member Wang Yang addresses a Cross-Strait Media Summit in Beijing.

: Taipei announces it has not been invited to the World Health Assembly (WHA).

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