China - Taiwan

Chronology from Sep 2015 to Dec 2015

:   China and Taiwan announce that hotline between MAC and TAO is opened.

:   Cross-Strait Civilian Flight Safety and Flight Cooperation Accord takes effect.

:   First Taiwan presidential debate held.

: Simulated Youth vote gives Tsai 61 percent.

: Matsu-Fujian ferry service starts.

: Tsai Ing-wen comments on 1992 Consensus before business forum.

: Hung Hsiu-chu arrives in Beijing to promote KMT among Taiwan businesspeople.

: State Department notifies Congress of $1.8 billion arms sales package for Taiwan.

: Minister of Interior Chen Wei-zen presides at Taiping wharf ceremony.

: Announcement that Taiwan’s Siliconware Precision Industries plans to sell 25 percent to China’s state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup sparks controversy.

: Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng presents conditional proposal on PRC investment in IC design firms.

: Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration Minister Wei Kuo-yan in Paris to attend side meetings related to UN Climate Conference.

: Taipei announces that imprisoned agents were exchanged in October.

: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) President Chen Deming begins one-week Taiwan visit.

: Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and ARATS conduct review of existing agreements.

: Japan and Taiwan sign double tax avoidance treaty.

: Twelfth round of MTA negotiations conclude in Taipei.

: Tsai Ing-wen says she expects to open dialogue with Beijing after election.

: Taiwan announces that fisheries enforcement agreement with the Philippines was signed on Nov. 5.

: Vincent Siew represents Taipei at APEC Leaders Meeting in Manila.

: Ma holds international press conference to report on meeting Xi.

: KMT Chair Eric Chu visits Washington.

:   Ma Ying-jeou and Xi Jinping hold first Cross-Strait Leaders Meeting in Singapore.

:   DPP spokesman issues statement questioning Ma’s meeting with Xi.

:   Taipei and Beijing announce Xi-Ma meeting in Singapore.

:   Former Vice President Vincent Siew leads delegation to Cross-Strait Entrepreneurs Summit in Nanjing.

:   US House of Representatives unanimously passes bill directing Obama administration to work toward observer status for Taiwan in Interpol.

: Taipei says it does not recognize or accept PCA’s jurisdiction or ruling.

: (Permanent Court of Arbitration) rules that it has jurisdiction in Philippine case concerning South China Sea.

: Taiwan celebrates 70th Retrocession Day.

: Yu Zhengsheng attends Taiwan Retrocession ceremony in Beijing.

: Third annual cross-strait insurance supervisory cooperation meeting takes place in central Taiwan; reports cite little progress due to stalled STA.

: KMT Special Congress nominates Eric Chu Li-lun as presidential candidate.

: TAO Minister Zhang Zhijun and MAC Chairman Hsia Li-yan meet in Guangzhou.

: Two Taiwan intelligence agents serving life sentences released by China. Taiwan grants parole to Chinese agent in late October.

: Tsai Ing-wen attends ROC National Day ceremony for first time.

:    DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen visits Japan; discreetly meets Prime Minister Abe.

:    KMT votes unanimously to hold special KMT congress to replace Hung.

:    US-Taiwan Defense Conference opens in Williamsburg.

:    Deputy USTR Robert Holleyman leads delegation to Taipei for Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) talks; Taiwan’s resistance to US beef and pork products stalls progress.

:    Agreement for China’s Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to buy 20 percent share of Taiwan’s Bank SinoPac lapses as Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement (STA) remains unapproved in Taiwan.

: The 11th round of negotiations on Cross-Strait Merchandise Trade Agreement (MTA) concludes in Beijing.

: TAO spokesman says supporting independence will bring calamity.

: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-de tells city council that he supports Taiwan independence.

: KMT Chairman Eric Chu Li-lun privately urges Hung to withdraw.

: Beijing begins nationwide issuance of new Taibaozheng cards.

: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) states Beijing has not addressed its concerns about the shift to new Taiwan visitor (Taibaozheng) card.

: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Minister Zhang Zhijun meets village/ward officials’ delegation from Taiwan.

: Fifth cross-strait banking supervisory meeting held in Taiwan.

: People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy begins three-day live fire exercise in Taiwan Strait.

:   Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Hung Hsiu-chu asserts she will stay in the race and fight for her beliefs.

: KMT candidate Hung announces temporary suspension of campaign activities.

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