China - Taiwan

Chronology from Sep 2014 to Dec 2014

: Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je says 1992 consensus is out-of-date.

:   Wang Yu-chi tells Legislative Yuan (LY) that government must better communicate its cross-strait policies to Taiwan’s people.

:   New Taipei Mayor Chu Li-lun files candidacy in KMT chairman election.

: President Obama signs bill offering four Perry-class frigates to Taiwan.

:   Board of Foreign Trade (BOFT) Director-General Yang Jen-ni visits Beijing for merchandise trade agreement (MTA) technical talks.

:   Cross-strait Entrepreneurs (CEO) Summit meets in Taipei.

:   Taoyuan-Chongqing municipal forum planned for February is cancelled.

:   ARATS Chairman Chen Deming starts eight-day visit to Taiwan.

:   Global Times reports retired PLA general saying mainland will not abandon possibility of using force to resolve Taiwan issue.

:   State Department comments on Taiwan elections and encourages continued constructive cross-strait relations.

:   Ma Ying-jeou resigns as KMT chairman.

:   TAO spokesman expresses hopes for continued peaceful development of cross-strait relations on the basis of the 1992 consensus.

:   Premier Jiang Yi-huah and Cabinet resign.

: General Secretary Xi addresses Central Foreign Policy Work Conference.

: KMT suffers unexpectedly large defeat in local elections.

: Taipei mayor candidate Ko Wen-je denies 1992 consensus.

: TAO Minister Zhang and MAC Minister Wang meet in Beijing.

:   Beijing and Seoul announce completion of negotiation of Free Trade Agreement.

:   General Secretary Xi meets Taipei envoy Vincent Siew in Beijing.

:   Taiwan Economics Affairs Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun meets Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng at APEC.

: Taipei opens marine research center on Pratas Reef.

: Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense Yen Ming and other officials tour Taiping Island (Itu Aba).

: President Xi Jinping visits Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Zone.

:   People’s Bank of China (PBOC) Deputy Governor Pan Gongsheng attends financial seminar in Taipei.

: Global Times accuses Taiwan of recruiting Chinese students as spies.

: ARATS Deputy Zheng Lizhong starts one-week Taiwan visit.

: Reversing previous reluctance, MAC says in a press conference that Dalai Lama would be welcome to visit Taiwan when conditions are right.

: US-Taiwan Defense Review Talks held in Washington.

:   In address “Proud of our Democracy,” President Ma supports Hong Kong’s desire for democratic elections.

: Legislative Yuan (LY) unanimously adopts resolution calling on Hong Kong to stop violent crackdown.

:   President Ma says Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong developments could             harm cross-strait relations.

: President Ma says Taiwan does not accept “one country,    two systems.”

: General Secretary Xi Jinping receives Yok Mu-ming’s unification delegation; reiterates “one country, two systems” policy.

: Taiwan High Court upholds district court ruling that Kuomintang (KMT) acted illegally in revoking Speaker Wang Jin-pyng’s membership.

: President Ma receives American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Raymund Burghardt in Taipei.

:  Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) Deputy Zheng Lizhong begins week-long visit to Taiwan.

:  New Party Chairman Yok Mu-ming leads unification delegation to Beijing.

: Hong Kong students launch class boycott for democracy.

: Cross-Strait Merchandise Trade Agreement (MTA) talks conclude in Yilan.

: TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun addresses overseas Chinese in San Francisco.

: Finance officials discuss long-stalled tax agreement in Shanghai.

: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun visits Washington.

: President Ma expresses support for universal suffrage in Hong Kong.

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