China - Taiwan

Chronology from Jan 2006 to Mar 2006

: In Jakarta, Jia Qinglin calls on friends to help defeat separatism.

: DPP cancels planned “grand debate” on China policy.

: TAO and KMT announce plans for April 14-15 economic and trade conference in Beijing.

: MAC announces some new measures to reduce reliance on China, tighten controls on investments to the mainland, and crackdown on smuggling.

: KMT chairman Ma visits Washington; meets State Deputy Secretary Zoellick and others.

: KMT chairman Ma at Harvard calls for cross-Strait modus vivendi.

: TSMC Chairman Morris Chang calls for export of 0.18 micron technology.

: Taiwan MND report says China gaining a military edge.

: DPP holds demonstration against PRC threats to Taiwan.

: Secretary Rice in Sydney says Taiwan has engaged in problematic behavior.

: At NPC press conference, Premier Wen calls Chen dangerous and deceitful.

: Former Deputy Secretary Armitage visits Taipei.

: At hearing, U.S. Sen. John Warner warns Taiwan against provoking China.

: Premier Wen’s NPC Work Report addresses Taiwan in standard terms.

: Jia Qinglin urges CPPCC members to reach out to DPP hardliners.

: Taipei MOFA spokesman says “cease to function” is not abolition.

: State Dept. spokesman comments on NUC, seeks clarification regarding cease vs. abolition.

: Premier Wen urges international community vigilance against Chen.

: EU statement says ceasing NUC operations will not help stability in Strait.

: Beijing reiterates that pandas will be free.

: President Hu describes Chen’s actions as a “dangerous step.”

: State Dept. reiterates policy, says Chen has stopped short of abolishing NUC.

: President Chen announces NUC will cease to function.

: TAO official reaffirms PRC interest in facilitating tourism to Taiwan.

: Amb. Burghardt appointed AIT chairman; Stephen Young as AIT director.

: KMT delegation discusses tourism & charters with TAO.

: TAO Chairman Chen Yunlin says abolishing NUC would jeopardize ties.

: Taipei press reports NSC & State officials visited Taiwan on weekend.

: KMT’s Su Chi claims authorship of “1992 consensus.”

: EVA and other Taiwan airlines propose weekend charters.

: UMC fined for investment in Hejian.

: Ma in Dublin says independence an option for Taiwan, but not KMT.

: New Year’s charter flights end. CNTA’s Shao Qiwei calls for tourism cooperation.

: KMT Chairman Ma speaks at London School of Economics.

: National Security Council Acting Senior Director for Asian Affairs Dennis Wilder and Clifford Hart, director of the State Department’s Taiwan Desk, reportedly travel secretly to Taiwan to try to dissuade Chen Shui-bian from abolishing the National Unification Council.

: TAO calls Chen a troublemaker sabotaging cross-Strait ties. CAAC’s Pu Zhaozhou urges Taiwan to negotiate on charters.

: Chen says his NUC policy is response to Ma’s unification goal.

: KMT Chairman Ma’s interview in Asian Wall Street Journal.

: PRC MOFA spokesman says Chen’s NUC comments strain peace/stability.

: KMT chairman Ma Ying-jeou warns Chen not to break five “noes” commitments.

: State Department reaffirms status quo in cross-Strait relations, but supports expanded political, economic, social, and cultural exchanges.

: President Chen proposes scrapping National Unification Council (NUC).

: Beijing announces names for gift pandas.

: WHO secretariat rejects proposal giving Taiwan observer status.

: CAAC’s Pu Zhaozhou says Beijing wants weekend and holiday charters.

: KMT leaders pledge to push for weekly charter flights.

: Premier Hsieh says he supports direct flights.

: New Year’s charter flights begin.

: CPPCC Chairman Jia Qinglin meets local TAO heads; urges progress on  “three links.”

: TAO Deputy Sun Yafu in Washington for consultations.

: President Chen criticizes KMT for “singing duet” with PRC.

: Janes reports that U.S. turned down Taiwan request for info on JDAM and HARM missiles.

: Hu Jintao visits Haicang area in Xiamen; calls for progress on three links.

: Taiwanese and Chinese firms establish JV air cargo airline.

: President Chen stops briefly in Los Angeles.

: United Microelectronics (UMC) officials indicted.

: MAC says Beijing using pandas for unification propaganda.

: TAO criticizes Chen; calls for progress on three links.

: PRC FM spokesman urges U.S. to contain Taiwan independence.

: Chen asks British parliamentarians to review “one China” policy.

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