China - Taiwan
Chronology from Sep 2016 to Dec 2016
: Tokyo’s office in Taipei renamed “Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association.”
: Beijing establishes diplomatic relations with Sao Tome and Principe.
: Taiwan Foreign Ministry downplays Vatican-Beijing talks saying they are about church affairs not diplomatic relations.
: Aircraft carrier Liaoning with five escort ships circumnavigates Taiwan.
: KMT-CCP Forum in Beijing adopts cooperation program.
: Sao Tome and Principe ends diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
: Annual Taiwan-US-Japan Security Track 2 Trilateral Forum held in Taipei.
: ROC Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan says Taiwan will accept mainland military aircraft in need of landing place due to mechanical failure.
: Donald Trump has interview with Fox News in which he links Taiwan with US policy toward China.
: Ten PLA aircraft again circumnavigate Taiwan.
: President Tsai says she is resolute in defending ROC territorial claims, at exhibit of ROC control over Taiping.
: President Tsai says equal weight should be placed on Washington ties and cross-strait relations.
: US Congress passes National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with provision for US-Taiwan senior officer exchange program.
: Republican operative Stephen Yates visits Taipei.
: President-elect Trump holds 10-minute phone call with President Tsai.
: Taiwan conducts disaster relief exercise near Taiping Island.
: Six PLA aircraft circumnavigate Taiwan for first time.
: Funeral of Lee Hsin-kai, uncle of PRC first lady Peng Liyuan, held in Chiayi.
: Hong Kong Customs seizes Singapore military cargo in transit from Kaoshiong.
: Xi Jinping and Taiwan APEC envoy James Soong chat briefly at APEC.
: President Tsai addresses first Taiwan-ASEAN Track 2 Dialogue in Taipei.
: Xi Jinping addresses Sun Yat-sen anniversary ceremony in Beijing.
: Yu Zhengsheng addresses Cross-Strait Entrepreneurs Summit.
: Taipei expresses regrets on not being invited to observe Interpol Assembly.
: KMT-CCP Peaceful Development Forum opens in Beijing.
: KMT Chairperson Hung Hsiu-chu visits Beijing and meets Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping.
: New AIT Chairman Jim Moriarty visits Taipei.
: Global Health Forum is held in Taipei under Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF).
: Hong Kong localist legislators visit Taipei.
: US-Taiwan Political-Military talks held in Washington.
: President Tsai’s Double Ten address reaffirms the DPP cross-strait policy.
: US-Taiwan Defense Industry conference opens in Williamsburg.
: President Tsai issues strong statement on refusing to be pressured by China to accept the 1992 Consensus on the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) 30th anniversary.
: International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO) declines to invite Taipei to attend its assembly.
: Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) Chairman Chen Deming again reiterates need for one China.
: Delegation from eight KMT counties visits Beijing and meets Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Chairman Zhang Zhijun.
: Tien Hung-mao assumes office as Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) chairman.
: Taipei and Beijing repatriate criminals through Matsu under Kinmen Agreement.