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.

: Aircraft carrier Liaoning with five escort ships circumnavigates Taiwan.

: Taiwan Foreign Ministry downplays Vatican-Beijing talks saying they are about church affairs not diplomatic relations.

: 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.

: US Congress passes National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with provision for US-Taiwan senior officer exchange program.

: President Tsai says equal weight should be placed on Washington ties and cross-strait relations.

: 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.

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