China - Taiwan
Chronology from Sep 2011 to Dec 2011
: AIT says US is neutral on election.
: Taiwan and Hong Kong sign a new Civil Air agreement.
: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) runs ad touting US support for Ma administration.
: Tsai visits Kinmen, claims cross-strait relations will improve if she is elected.
: TAO spokesman says DPP’s polices will set back relations.
: Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) Member He Guoqiang urges Xiamen to do more to help Taiwan.
: American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announces Taiwan’s candidacy for US Visa Waiver program.
: Taipei approves Bank of China and China Construction Bank branches.
: Jia Qinglin speaks at ARATS 20th anniversary celebration.
: US Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Ponemon visits Taiwan.
: US Agency for International Development (AID) Administrator Rajiv Shah visits Taiwan.
: Candidate Soong registers for presidential election.
: Candidate Tsai tells business groups she denies existence of 1992 consensus.
: Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Chen Yuh-chang visits Beijing.
: Lee Teng-hui attacks Ma’s peace accord as a step toward unification.
: Lien Chan meets President Obama at the APEC leaders’ dinner.
: Hu Jintao and Lien Chan meet at the APEC forum in Honolulu.
: Japan and Taiwan conclude a new aviation agreement with open skies.
: Chen Shui-bian criticizes Tsai for not highlighting ethnic issues.
: Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee (CSECC) holds its second meeting in Hangzhou.
: Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement’s (ECFA) Industrial Cooperation Subcommittee meets and issues joint statement on cross-strait industrial cooperation.
: Taipei and Wellington announce joint trade agreement study.
: Seventh ARATS-SEF meeting is held in Tianjin; the Nuclear Safety Agreement signed.
: Candidate Tsai says Ma’s proposed peace accord is dangerous.
: President Ma’s campaign platform mentions the possibility of a peace agreement.
: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) announce a delay in the negotiation of the investment protection agreement.
: TAO spokesman criticizes candidate Tsai’s comments on Taiwan and ROC.
: US-China hold talks on Asia; China protests Taiwan arms sales.
: The 100th anniversary of the Republic of China (ROC) is celebrated; President gives the address. Candidate Tsai avoids the celebration in Taipei but attends an event in Tainan.
: Working-level Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF)-Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) talks on an investment agreement are held in Taiwan.
: Presidential candidate Tsai visits Japan.
: At the DPP’s 25th anniversary rally in Taichung, candidate Tsai asks if President Ma will sell out Taiwan.
: President Ma Ying-jeou welcomes the US arms sale, and reiterates the request for the sale of F-16C/Ds.
: Taiwan and Japan sign a bilateral investment agreement.
: Sen. John Cornyn’s proposed amendment to sell F-16 C/D to Taiwan fails to pass in Senate.
: The Obama administration formally notifies US Congress of the $5.8 billion arms package to Taiwan.
: DPP legislator reveals that World Health Organization (WHO) documents continue to refer to Taiwan as a province of People’s Republic of China (PRC).
: US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference is held in Richmond, VA.
: Democratic Progressive Party Chair Tsai Ing-wen visits Washington; Financial Times story reports US concerns regarding Tsai winning the presidential election.
: Kuomintang (KMT) delegation visits Washington.
: Global Times article warns that the US sale of F-16s to Taiwan would be viewed as damaging to Chinese core interests.
: Hong Kong Tourism Bureau establishes an office in Taipei.