China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jan 2005 to Mar 2005
: KMT delegation and TAO reach 10-point consensus.
: President Chen criticizes KMT delegation.
: Hsu Wen-lung’s open letter in Economic Times to reaffirm “one China.”
: KMT delegation leaves for Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Beijing.
: Anti-ASL demonstration in Taipei.
: Premier Hsieh tells LY Taiwan must pursue reconciliation with China.
: President Hu receives Secretary Rice in Beijing.
: Secretary Rice commends Taiwan’s democratization.
: President Chen releases five-point statement on ASL.
: House of Representatives passes resolution criticizing ASL.
: NPC adopts ASL, releases text.
: Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung submits resignation.
: Premier Hsieh say initiatives on hold pending NPC action on ASL.
: NPC releases explanation of ASL.
: Taipei Vice Foreign Minister Kau in DC for consultations.
: Premier Wen Jiabao’s work report to National People’s Congress (NPC).
: President Hu Jintao’s makes four points concerning Taiwan; Hu urges Chen to adhere to his five “noes” pledge.
: MAC welcomes Hu’s statement.
: Presidential advisors resign to protest 10-point statement.
: Chen remarks in Newsweek that he has thought about a plan to keep the cross-Strait relationship with China as is.
: Former President Clinton in Taipei; supports “one China.”
: President Chen and James Soong sign 10-point statement.
: TAO says Beijing ready to arrange more flights and open agricultural markets.
: Amendments to International Health Regulations agreed in Geneva.
: Taipei civil aviation delegation meets counterparts in Beijing.
: Bush at NATO summit calls for continued EU arms embargo against China.
: New Year charter flights end.
: U.S.-Japan joint statement says peaceful settlement of cross-Strait issues is a common strategic objective.
: President Chen expresses hope for agreement on cargo charter flights.
: CIA Director Goss says cross-Strait military balance shifting in Beijing’s favor.
: Beijing civil aviation official speaks positively of further charter flights.
: Japanese Diet approves special visa waver program for Taiwan tourists.
: NSC’s Green in Beijing with Bush letter; meets TAO Chair Chen.
: At Koo funeral, Chen invites Wang to visit Taiwan.
: ARATS officers Sun Yafu and Li Yafei arrive Taipei for Koo funeral.
: DOD DAS Lawless in Beijing for consultations, including Taiwan issue.
: Responding to Jia, Chen reiterates there was no consensus in 1992.
: New Year charter flights begin; first PRC plane lands in Taiwan.
: Jia Qinglin gives talk on Taiwan policy with conciliatory tone.
: President Chen departs on tour to Solomons, Palau, and Guam.
: Frank Hsieh named premier; calls for reconciliation and cooperation.
: TAO Chair Chen meets Armitage in DC, explains ASL.
: Grenada resumes diplomatic relations with Beijing.
: UK Foreign Secretary Straw in Beijing urges end to EU arms embargo.
: MAC Chair Joseph Wu in Washington attacks anti-secession law (ASL).
: Civil aviation officials meet in Macau; announce agreement on charter flights.
: Beijing civil aviation official invites counterpart for talks on charter flights.
: Deputy Secretary of State Armitage holds frank talks with Taiwan emissary Tsai Yng-wen.
: KMT delegation meets TAO’s Chen Yunlin; report agreement on charter flights.
: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) says ARATS Chair Wang Daohan welcome to attend Koo’s funeral.
: SEF Chairman Koo Chen-fu dies.