China - Taiwan

Chronology from Sep 2013 to Dec 2013

:   DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang says STA renegotiation is a goal for 2014.

:   LY approves Taipei-Singapore ASTEP.

:   DPP holds final discussion meeting of China Affairs Committee.

: TAO Minister Zhang confirms planning for MAC Chairman Wang’s visit.

: Speaker Wang announces STA will not be approved at current LY session.

:   SEF President Lin visits Hong Kong for a conference.

:   President Ma calls for the creation of task forces on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participation.

:   President Ma says ADIZ announcement not helpful to cross-strait relations.

:   MAC conveys ADIZ protest to TAO.

: ARATS Chairman Chen says goods and disputes agreements being negotiated despite STA delay.

: ROC Executive Yuan expresses “serious concern” over ADIZ.

: People’s Liberation Army Aircraft Carrier Liaoning transits Taiwan Strait.

: Taiwan Fisheries Agency director calls for cross-strait fisheries agreement.

: SEF President Lin Join-sane says six agreements are being prepared for 10th SEF-ARATS meeting.

: ARATS Chairman Chen Deming arrives for a visit to Taiwan.

: ROC Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford says consensus reached on tax agreement.

: DPP statement denounces China ADIZ announcement.

: PRC Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang arrives in Taiwan for a conference.

: China’s Ministry of National Defense announces the establishment of its East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

: President Ma reiterates the time is not ripe for cross-strait political talks.

: PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates priority will be on cross-strait relations not relations with Gambia.

: President Ma terminates relations and projects with Gambia.

: CCP Conference on Theory and Thought on Peaceful Development of Cross-strait Relations held in Beijing.

: DPP’s China Affairs Committee meeting is held.

: Deserts Chang’s planned Beijing concert is cancelled.

: The Gambia announces severance of diplomatic ties with Taipei.

: CCP Third Plenum concludes; new State Security Committee is announced.

:   KMT 19th Party Congress occasions an exchange of messages between the CCP and the KMT.

: Singapore and Taiwan sign Agreement on Economic Partnership (ASTEP).

: Vincent Siew leads 300 executives to Entrepreneurs Summit in Nanning.

:   ROC Legislative Yuan (LY) approves New Zealand-Taiwan Economic Cooperation Agreement.

: Ninth KMT-CCP Forum is held in Nanning.

: ARATS Chairman Chen urges early passage of Service Trade Agreement (STA).

:   MAC Chairman Wang says exchange of MAC-TAO visits needs study.

: First Cross-strait Peace Forum opens in Shanghai.

: Taipei releases its National Defense Report.

: MAC Chairman Wang Yu-chi and TAO Minster Zhang Zhijun meet in Bali.

:    Xi Jinping meets Vincent Siew at APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Bali.

:    ROC Central Bank Chairman Perng Fai-nan says Taiwan has added Chinese yuan to its foreign currency reserves.

: US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference is held in Annapolis, Maryland.

: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Huashan Meeting agrees to seek domestic “constitutional consensus.”

: Taiwan takes delivery of first of 12 P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft.

: Republic of China (ROC) Civil Aviation Agency Director General Jean Shen participates in ICAO Assembly as guest.

: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) Chairman Chen Deming says ARATS/SEF offices will not be diplomatic or governmental.

: Taipei court grants LY Speaker Wang a temporary injunction on KMT’s revocation of party membership.

: ICAO Council invites Chinese Taipei to participate in Assembly as a guest.

: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Lin Join-sane meets Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo Standing Committee Member Yu Zhengsheng.

: Kuomintang (KMT) Discipline Committee revokes Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s party membership, accusing him of influence peddling.

: Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Vanessa Shih says observer status is not the only Taiwan goal at ICAO.

: Asia-Pacific Cities Summit opens in Kaohsiung with several mayors from Chinese cities attending.

: President Ma Ying-jeou reiterates that Taipei seeks to attend International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as an observer.

:   Taipei Trade Center opens in Guangzhou.

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