China - Taiwan

Chronology from Jul 2010 to Oct 2010

: US DoD announces resumption of US-China military-to-military exchanges.

: Premier Wu reiterates that the time is not ripe for political talks or confidence-building measures (CBMs).

: Commerce Vice Minister Chen Jian leads delegation to Taiwan.

: Premier Wu Den-yih welcomes Premier Wen’s statement on removal of missiles.

: Taipei approves Bell Operating Company (BOC) and Bank of Communications (BoCom) applications for first PRC banks to open representative offices in Taiwan.

: Premier Wen Jiabao tells Chinese media in New York that missiles targeting Taiwan will eventually be removed.

: ARATS President Chen Yunlin meets SEF Chair Chiang Pin-kung in Kunshan, but no agreements announced.

: Vice Minister of Public Security Chen Zhimin concludes visit to Taiwan.

: Chinese and Taiwan Coast Guard units conduct search and rescue drill.

: Beijing approves applications for four Taiwan banks to open branches.

: Beijing announces approval for joint cross-Strait undersea cables.

: Large Shanxi province delegation arrives in Taiwan.

: ECFA and intellectual property rights agreements come into effect.

: Jia Qinglin attends Taiwan Compatriot Association Forum and speaks of deepening exchanges.

: Jia Qinglin meets Lien Chan in Shanghai, talks of building a consensus for dealing with difficult issues in the future.

: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding becomes first Chinese company to list Taiwan depository receipts (TDRs) on Taiwan Stock Exchange.

: White House officials Lawrence Summers and Thomas Donilon visit Beijing.

: Cross-Strait forum on culture held in Taipei.

: PRC Culture Minister Cai Wu leads large delegation to Taiwan.

: Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches public campaign for meaningful participation in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

: Philippine Deputy Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobel expects trade pact with Taipei within one year.

: Taipei disapproves sale of Nanshan Insurance to a Hong Kong consortium that includes Chinese funding.

: Taipei releases MND’s annual report on PRC military.

: Taiwan and Hong Kong’s quasi-official trade promotion associations hold first joint meeting in Taipei.

: Beijing MFA calls on US to revoke recent commercial arms sales.

: China and Taiwan stage large joint anti-fraud raid.

: US State Department confirms it has notified three commercial arms sales related to Taiwan’s air defense and Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) radar systems.

: TAO Deputy Chair Zheng Lizhong begins low-key visit to Taiwan.

: DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen says when the DPP regains power, people will decide the fate of the ECFA.

: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Chiang Pin-kung says his goal is to conclude investment protection and medical cooperation agreements by year end.

: Second LY special session ratifies ECFA.

: US Department of Defense (DoD) releases report on military and security developments in People’s Republic of China.

: Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua leads large delegation to Taiwan.

: Referendum Review Committee again rejects Taiwan Solidarity Union’s (TSU) ECFA referendum proposal.

: Cross-Strait civil air talks reach agreement on additional cross-Strait flights.

: Singapore and Taipei announce talks to explore possibility of a World Trade Organization (WTO)-based economic cooperation agreement.

: Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) calls on Taiwan to uphold the common foundation for cross-Strait relations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on countries to abide by one-China principle.

: Presidential Office in Taipei welcomes Beijing’s decision not to obstruct Taiwan signing economic cooperation agreements.

: Taipei’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) hosts investment seminar in Beijing.

: Large Hunan provincial delegation ends visit to Taiwan.

: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Vice Chairman Zhang Mingqing arrives in Taipei for 9-day visit.

: People’s Republic of China (PRC) Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng says discussions on military mutual trust can begin.

: Taipei Ministry of National Defense (MND) welcomes Geng’s statement; MAC reiterates that economics is still main focus.

: Bank of China (BOC) and Bank of Taiwan (BOT) branches in Hong Kong sign new cross-Strait Renmenbi settlement agreement.

: New Second Artillery Corps base is established in Shaoguan, Guangdong.

: Hu Jintao receives Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung.

: First special Legislative Yuan (LY) Session convenes on ECFA.

: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) poll shows 61 percent support for ECFA.

: Delegation from Guangxi leaves Taiwan after signing $2.2 billion in deals.

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