Chronologies

US - China

Chronology from Jan 2004 to Mar 2004


:   Agence France-Presse reports that China will retaliate against U.S. decision to fingerprint PRC citizens applying for non-immigrant visas by ending the policy of “visa on arrival” for U.S. citizens and by tightening rules for U.S. citizens visiting China.

:   Agence France-Presse reports that China will retaliate against U.S. decision to fingerprint PRC citizens applying for non-immigrant visas by ending the policy of “visa on arrival” for U.S. citizens and by tightening rules for U.S. citizens visiting China.

: Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China, meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Snow in Washington, DC.

: U.S. delegation holds discussions with Vice Minister of Commerce Ma Xiuhong and Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai to prepare agenda of the 15th meeting of the China-U.S. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade planned for April.

: Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China, meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Snow in Washington, DC.

: U.S. delegation holds discussions with Vice Minister of Commerce Ma Xiuhong and Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai to prepare agenda of the 15th meeting of the China-U.S. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade planned for April.

: Chinese Foreign Ministry summons U.S. Ambassador Randt to protest U.S. decision to make a human rights motion on China to the UN Human Rights Commission and suspends bilateral dialogue with the U.S. on human rights in retaliation.

: Chinese Foreign Ministry summons U.S. Ambassador Randt to protest U.S. decision to make a human rights motion on China to the UN Human Rights Commission and suspends bilateral dialogue with the U.S. on human rights in retaliation.

: The U.S. announces its intention to introduce a resolution on China’s human rights practices at the 2004 U.N. Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.

: The U.S. announces its intention to introduce a resolution on China’s human rights practices at the 2004 U.N. Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.

: FM Li phones Secretary Powell and the two discuss Taiwan’s presidential election, among other issues.

: FM Li phones Secretary Powell and the two discuss Taiwan’s presidential election, among other issues.

: Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian is re-elected by less than 30,000 votes and the results are disputed by the opposition pan-blue coalition.

: Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian is re-elected by less than 30,000 votes and the results are disputed by the opposition pan-blue coalition.

: U.S. files case against China at the WTO, charging Beijing with pursuing a discriminatory tax rebate policy for integrated circuits.

: U.S. files case against China at the WTO, charging Beijing with pursuing a discriminatory tax rebate policy for integrated circuits.

: FM Li talks on the phone with Secretary Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.

: FM Li talks on the phone with Secretary Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.

: Vice FM Dai Bingguo visits Washington for consultations on Taiwan and North Korea. He delivers a letter from President Hu Jintao to President George Bush.

: Fourth China-U.S. Military Maritime and Air Safety Working Group meeting in Shanghai under the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement mechanism.

: Vice FM Dai Bingguo visits Washington for consultations on Taiwan and North Korea. He delivers a letter from President Hu Jintao to President George Bush.

: Fourth China-U.S. Military Maritime and Air Safety Working Group meeting in Shanghai under the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement mechanism.

: USS Kitty Hawk strike group makes a ship visit in Hong Kong, revisiting the city more than 15 months since its last visit in November 2002.

: USS Kitty Hawk strike group makes a ship visit in Hong Kong, revisiting the city more than 15 months since its last visit in November 2002.

: China’s National People’s Congress opens for a 10-day session.

: China releases from prison Wang Youcai, sentenced to 11 years behind bars for subversion after he and two other dissidents founded the China Democracy Party.

: China’s National People’s Congress opens for a 10-day session.

: China releases from prison Wang Youcai, sentenced to 11 years behind bars for subversion after he and two other dissidents founded the China Democracy Party.

: China and the U.S. launch a joint project to fight AIDS. The Global AIDS Program, initiated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, promises $15-million U.S. investment.

: China and the U.S. launch a joint project to fight AIDS. The Global AIDS Program, initiated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, promises $15-million U.S. investment.

: China releases its annual report on the human rights in the United States.

: China releases its annual report on the human rights in the United States.

: U.S. and China celebrate 32nd anniversary of the Shanghai Communiqué.

: U.S. and China celebrate 32nd anniversary of the Shanghai Communiqué.

: FM Li calls Secretary Powell to exchange views on the second round of six-party talks.

: FM Li calls Secretary Powell to exchange views on the second round of six-party talks.

: Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Chinese PLA Xiong Guangkai meets a delegation from the U.S. National Defense University Capstone Program, headed by ret. Gen. Robert Sennewald.  The delegation also visited Urumchi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

: China grants one-year sentence reduction and releases Phuntsog Nyidron, a Tibetan Buddhist nun and longest-serving female political prisoner in China.  She was imprisoned for campaigning for Tibetan independence and served nearly 15 years.

: Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Chinese PLA Xiong Guangkai meets a delegation from the U.S. National Defense University Capstone Program, headed by ret. Gen. Robert Sennewald.  The delegation also visited Urumchi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

: China grants one-year sentence reduction and releases Phuntsog Nyidron, a Tibetan Buddhist nun and longest-serving female political prisoner in China.  She was imprisoned for campaigning for Tibetan independence and served nearly 15 years.

: The USS Blue Ridge, command ship of the Seventh Fleet, berths at Shanghai’s Huangpu River for the third time on a five-day visit to the municipality.

: FM Li Zhaoxing and Secretary of State Powell talk on the phone on how to secure smooth progress in the second round of six-party talks to be held in Beijing.

: FM Li Zhaoxing and Secretary of State Powell talk on the phone on how to secure smooth progress in the second round of six-party talks to be held in Beijing.

: Vice FM Wang Yi meets in Beijing with Joseph R. DeTrani, a U.S. State Department special envoy for Korean affairs, to discuss the upcoming six-party talks.

: Vice FM Wang Yi meets in Beijing with Joseph R. DeTrani, a U.S. State Department special envoy for Korean affairs, to discuss the upcoming six-party talks.

: Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs John Bolton visits China for the third round of China-U.S. consultations on strategic security, multilateral disarmament, and proliferation prevention.

: Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs John Bolton visits China for the third round of China-U.S. consultations on strategic security, multilateral disarmament, and proliferation prevention.

: The sixth round of bilateral Defense Consultative talks are held in Beijing with the U.S. delegation headed by Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith and the Chinese delegation headed by PLA Deputy Chief of the General Staff Xiong Guangkai.

: The sixth round of bilateral Defense Consultative talks are held in Beijing with the U.S. delegation headed by Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith and the Chinese delegation headed by PLA Deputy Chief of the General Staff Xiong Guangkai.

: TAO Director Chen arrives in Washington for talks with U.S. officials and experts about Taiwan’s March 20 presidential election and the planned referendum.

: TAO Director Chen arrives in Washington for talks with U.S. officials and experts about Taiwan’s March 20 presidential election and the planned referendum.

: Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage visits Beijing and meets with Premier Wen Jiabao, Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan, Taiwan Affairs Office Director Chen Yunlin, and counterparts in the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers visits China.  Delegation meets senior Chinese military leaders and visits the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.

: U.S. Department of Agriculture announces the opening of a new agricultural trade office in Beijing.

: Fu Ying, director of the Asian Affairs Department of the Foreign Ministry, and Ning Fukui, newly appointed special ambassador in charge of Korean peninsula affairs, visit Washington D.C. to discuss the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

: U.S. Department of Agriculture announces the opening of a new agricultural trade office in Beijing.

: Fu Ying, director of the Asian Affairs Department of the Foreign Ministry, and Ning Fukui, newly appointed special ambassador in charge of Korean peninsula affairs, visit Washington D.C. to discuss the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

: During a three-day visit to China by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, he and his counterpart Zhang Huazhu, chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority, sign a Statement of Intent that establishes a process to coordinate joint efforts on nuclear non-proliferation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

: Secretary Abraham with Science and Technology Minister Xu and Beijing’s Vice Mayor Fan sign the Green Olympic Protocol for Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Games.

: During a three-day visit to China by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, he and his counterpart Zhang Huazhu, chairman of the China Atomic Energy Authority, sign a Statement of Intent that establishes a process to coordinate joint efforts on nuclear non-proliferation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

: Secretary Abraham with Science and Technology Minister Xu and Beijing’s Vice Mayor Fan sign the Green Olympic Protocol for Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Games.

:   Vice Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee Sheng Huaren meets with Ted Stevens, President Pro Tempore of the Senate and Sen. Daniel Inouye in Hawaii and signs a MOU to establish an NPC-Senate Parliamentary Group.

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