China - Taiwan

Chronology from Sep 2019 to Dec 2019

: Rumors on WeChat of a SARS-like pneumonia in Wuhan.

:    Vice President Chen Chien-jen visits Palau.

:    The People’s Liberation Army Navy Carrier Shandong sails back up Taiwan Strait after its December 17 commissioning.

:     US President Donald Trump Signs the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions favorable to Taiwan.

:    Taiwan signs an updated investment agreement with Vietnam.

:     Lockheed Martin and AIDC sign an F-16 aircraft maintenance agreement.

:    Facebook removes numerous websites for violating guidelines regarding the Taiwan election.

:     The Taiwan-US Digital Economic Forum opens in Taipei.

:     Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing at the US Department of Commerce Ian Steff visits Taipei and meets Tsai.

:      British Navy vessels transit the Taiwan Strait.

:      UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 opens with Taiwan again barred from participation.

: US Congressmen Bill Flores and Guy Reschenthaler meet Tsai.

: Two PRC citizens are detained as part of an election interference investigation.

: The Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards ceremony takes place in Taipei despite a PRC boycott.

: US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia Heino Klinck pays an undisclosed visit to Taiwan.

: New People’s Liberation Army Navy aircraft carrier and escorts transit the Taiwan Strait.

: Tsai formally announces that former Premier Lai Ching-de will be her running mate.

:     Beijing bars Chinese participants from the International Air Safety Summit in Taipei.

:     The TAO announces 26 new measures to promote cross-strait economic integration.

:     The State Department releases its Indo-Pacific strategy report, which includes several mentions of Taiwan.

:    The Legislative Yuan (LY) passes a NT$250 billion (US$8 billion) special budget for the F-16 purchase program.

:     Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine meets Tsai in Taipei.

:      Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei visits Taipei.

:     Moriarty of the AIT meets Kuomintang presidential nominee and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu.

:     The Interpol assembly opens with Taipei’s participation again blocked.

:     American Institute of Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty meets Tsai in Taipei.

: US Sen. Ted Cruz attends ROC national Day ceremony in Taipei.

:       US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference opens in Ellicott City, Maryland.

: Secretary Sandra Oudkirk, US Department of State senior official for APEC and deputy assistant secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands attends the inaugural US-Taiwan Pacific Islands Dialogue in Taipei.

: The International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly opens with Taipei’s participation again blocked.

: Taipei severs diplomatic relations with Kiribati following its decision to switch relations to Beijing.

: The government of the Solomon Islands votes to switch relations from Taipei to Beijing; Taipei severs diplomatic relations.

: Scott Busby, the deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the US Department of State, launches US and Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in Indo-Pacific.

: Taipei releases the 2019 National Defense Report.

: The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council in Beijing spokesman urges the Democratic Progressive Party to stop interfering in Hong Kong.

: A Canadian naval vessel transits the Taiwan Strait.

: GCTF hosts forum on media literacy and disinformation.

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