China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jul 2009 to Oct 2009
: Kaohsiung reinstates plan to screen Kadeer film at its film festival.
: Taiwan’s Ministry of Interior states Rebiya Kadeer will not be allowed to visit.
: DPP announces plans to show Kadeer film in several cities on Oct. 1.
: TAO Minister Wang Yi says ECFA talks will begin when both sides are ready.
: MAC Chair Lai says financial MOU nearly complete.
: Organizers announced that the Kaohsiung Film Festival will screen Rebiya Kadeer’s film.
: Taipei Court convicts Chen Shui-bian and sentences him to life in prison.
: New Cabinet takes office in Taipei; President Ma instructs Premier Wu to get cross-Strait negotiations back on track after Morakot.
: Wu Den-yih named premier replacing Liu Chao-shiuan.
: People’s Bank of China Deputy Governor Su Ning leads a delegation to Taipei.
: KMT Vice Chairman Wu Den-yih visits Hong Kong.
: SEF Chairman Chiang meets Bank of China President Li Lihua’s delegation.
: Raytheon Corp. wins a contract to upgrade Taiwan’s Patriot missiles.
: Minister of the Financial Supervisory Commission Sean Chen says financial supervisory MOU will be signed by yearend.
: First “scheduled” cross-Strait flights begin; ceremonies are cancelled due to Dalai Lama visit.
: Taiwan Ministry of National Defense releases its report on the PLA.
: Dalai Lama arrives in Taiwan.
: TAO statement opposes Dalai Lama visit and criticizes DPP.
: Referendum Review Committee rejects DPP ECFA referendum proposal.
: Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu invites Dalai Lama.
: Officials from the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs visit Taiwan.
: U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey visits Beijing and is berated on arms sales.
: Third mainland procurement mission arrives in Taipei.
: LY passes amendments to Customs Import Tariff Act needed to implement ECFA.
: U.S. military helicopters and crews begin week-long emergency operations.
: U.S. military aircraft delivers aid in Taiwan; TAO says this is humanitarian aid delivered under civilian auspices.
: ARATS and PRC Red Cross provide generous financial aid for Morakot.
: Typhoon Morakot hits Taiwan causing extensive flooding and hundreds of deaths.
: SEF Chairman Chiang says the fourth SEF-ARATS talks to be held in December.
: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Taiwan Director Yu Keli article in China Review calls for an early negotiation of a peace agreement.
: Taiwan Institute of Economic Research releases more critical analysis of ECFA.
: MOEA releases Chunghua Institute of Economic Research report on ECFA.
: Ma Ying-jeou is elected KMT chairman.
: Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu includes pro-independence remarks in her address at the closing ceremony of the World Games; mainland athletes do not attend.
: MOEA Minister Yiin states that agreement has been reached to begin ECFA talks in October.
: Taipei announces two new direct flight routes to the mainland.
: Minister of Commerce Chen Deming meets MOEA Minister Yiin Chii-ming at Singapore at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall name plaque is restored.
: Blatant stereotyping in cartoon characters used in a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) pamphlet promoting the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement with China provokes controversy in Taiwan.
: Ma Ying-jeou, as the president of the Republic of China (ROC), opens the World Games in Kaohsiung; mainland athletes do not attend the opening ceremony.
: DPP votes to expel two members who attended KMT-CCP Forum.
: Mainland purchasing delegation attends a food show in Taipei.
: Kuomintang (KMT) and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Forum on economics and culture opens in Changsha; two Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members attend.
: President Ma in Honolulu reiterates that removal of missiles from across the Taiwan Strait is a precondition for talks with the PRC on a peace agreement.
: China Southern Airlines is first People’s Republic of China (PRC) company to apply to establish a branch office in Taiwan.