China - Taiwan
Chronology from Apr 2003 to Jul 2003
: Beijing TAO spokesman condemns Taipei’s plans for referendums as “creeping independence.”
: Taiwan legislators visiting Washington tell press submarine sale is being postponed.
: KMT Vice Chairman Vincent Siew says Taipei working on plan for cross-Strait cargo charter flights.
: WHO lifts SARS travel advisory for Beijing.
: Taiwan Foreign Minister Chien meets Vice President Cheney at AEI forum in U.S.
: Taiwan Investment Commission reports investment in PRC up 1 percent in May.
: MAC announces direct transport from Kinmen/Matsu to mainland to be resumed.
: Taiwan CDC director addresses panel at WHO conference on SARS.
: WHO lifts SARS travel advisory for Taiwan.
: Taiwan Foreign Ministry announces future passports will include word “Taiwan” on cover.
: Press reports three Taiwanese to attend U.S. military academies.
: Taiwan Legislative session ends without passage of amendments to cross-Strait regulations.
: Taiwan Vice Minister of Defense Lin begins 10-day U.S. tour.
: 200 illegal immigrants repatriated to China via Matsu.
: TSMC announces delay in building chip plant in Shanghai.
: Bush meets Hu at G-8 and reiterates non-support for Taiwan independence.
: President Bush signs new legislation about Taiwan in WHO.
: Taiwan Affairs Office says Beijing willing to consider cross-Strait cargo charter flights.
: WHA SARS resolution provides basis for WHO contacts with Taiwan.
: Taipei opposes China’s effort to change the name of Taipei’s WTO office in Geneva.
: Peoples Daily details Beijing’s efforts to help Taiwan with SARS.
: SEF rejects ARATS offer of SARS assistance.
: Two additional WHO health officers arrive in Taiwan.
: PRC blocks Taiwan representative from briefing UN press corps on SARS.
: Executive Yuan endorses idea of referendums on nuclear power and WHO.
: President Chen calls for early cross-Strait cargo charter flights.
: ARATS sends SEF message offering aid in SARS fight.
: HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson expresses U.S. support for Taiwan at WHA.
: President Chen calls for referendum on WHO participation.
: PRC blocks Taiwan health minister’s participation in WHA panel on SARS.
: WHA General Committee rejects placing Taiwan issue on WHA agenda.
: WHO official says lack of membership has not hurt WHO aid to Taiwan.
: President Chen makes Taiwan’s case for joining WHO in Washington Post commentary.
: Cross-Strait video-conference on SARS held.
: Taiwan press reports U.S. military team leaves after Hanguang military exercise.
: PRC Health Minister Wu Yi says no change in PRC policy on Taiwan in WHO.
: KMT Legislator Chang calls for cross-Strait cargo charter flights.
: Two WHO health officers arrive in Taiwan to assist with SARS.
: PRC states it has concurred in sending WHO personnel to Taiwan.
: Neither ARATS’ Wang or SEF’s Koo attend Singapore University conference on 10th anniversary of Koo-Wang talks.
: Taiwan bars visitors from SARS affected areas, including China.
: MAC advocates reduction in cross-Strait exchanges due to SARS.
: Taiwan health minister sends report to WHO on SARS in Taiwan.
: Taiwan CDC says three doctors will travel to PRC to consult on SARS; Beijing subsequently confirms 10-day visit.