China - Taiwan
Chronology from Apr 2005 to Jul 2005
: Legislators group for parliamentary exchanges with China established in Taipei.
: Chen comments that economic consultations could build cross-Strait trust.
: TAO reiterates that acceptance of “one China” and of 1992 consensus is condition for cross-Strait talks.
: TAO indicates willingness to discuss agricultural issues with any competent Taiwan private organization; MAC welcomes comment.
: MOFA and Minister of National Defense Vice Ministers Michael Gau and Tsai Ming-hsien in Washington.
: MAC announces that long-term visitors from PRC will need to be fingerprinted.
: Chen calls for controls on high-tech trade with China.
: Taiwan’s NSC Secretary General Chiou I-jen makes discreet visit to Los Angeles.
: MAC calls on TPFA to report on its Beijing visit.
: Xinhua reports Taiwan Provincial Farmers Association (TPFA) delegation in Beijing for negotiations; MAC says TPFA not authorized to negotiate.
: Chen urges farmers to export to markets other than China.
: TAO’s Li Weiyi says Beijing is willing to discuss cargo charter flights. TAO announces new rules for employment and residency requirements of Taiwanese in China.
: Premier Hsieh proposes plan for private groups to negotiate with Beijing.
: Taiwan’s Ad Hoc National Assembly ratifies constitutional amendments.
: Premier Hsieh nominates Chang Chun-hsiung as new Strait Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman.
: TAO says 15 Taiwan fruits to be given duty-free entry status as MAC calls for talks at WTO on agricultural exports.
: Taipei MOFA says it will not cooperate with PRC-WHO MOU.
: Chen discusses views on “a new Taiwan-centered identity.”
: WHO Assembly again refuses to consider Taiwan’s application.
: PRC tourism agency calls for talks with Taiwan counterpart about PRC tourists.
: Premier Frank Hsieh says PRC tourists welcome.
: Taiwanese presidential Secretary General Yu Shyi-kun meets NSC’s Michael Green and others in Washington.
: World Health Organization (WHO) Secretariat signs MOU with PRC.
: On Soong’s departure, TAO reiterates three initiatives for Taiwan.
: Hu and Soong make joint statement mentioning “two sides, one China.”
: Chen rejects “two sides, one China” formula in TV interview.
: Soong speaks at Qinghua University.
: Taiwan arrests agents accused of spying for Beijing.
: Chen criticizes former President Lee in TV interview.
: Executive Yuan announces word “Taiwan” to be added to ID cards.
: Chen meets DPP leaders to diffuse criticism of his handling of opposition visits.
: Soong travels to China and meets Association for Relations Across the Strait (ARATS) chairman Wang Daohan in Shanghai.
: Chen makes unannounced stopover in Fiji.
: Chen reiterates there was no 1992 consensus; invites Hu to come and observe Taiwan’s sovereignty.
: DPP polling indicates support for Lien’s visit to the PRC.
: On Lien’s departure from China, TAO announces three initiatives regarding Taiwan.
: MAC expresses hope PRC will address Taiwan’s priority: cargo charters.
: Chen says Lien acted within law; asks Soong to convey message.
: Chinese President Hu Jintao makes joint statement with Lien.
: Washington welcomes exchanges; urges Beijing to deal with government in Taipei.
: MAC Chairman Wu says Lien may have broken law.
: Lien visits China as the highest ranking KMT official in 60 years to step foot on Chinese soil.
: Chen gives blessing to KMT Chairman Lien Chan visit to the PRC; former President Lee Teng-hui attacks Lien and Soong for selling out Taiwan’s interests.
: Taipei fines UMC Corporation for late disclosure of investments in PRC.
: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chairman Wu Jau-hsieh says PRC invitations are “united front warfare.”
: People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong accepts invitation to visit PRC.
: U.S. delegation led by Adm. Blair (ret.) arrives to observe annual Hanguang military exercise.
: TAO Chairman Chen Yunlin says DPP must revise platform.
: Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) criticizes DPP’s 7-point statement.
: Taipei temporarily bans Xinhua and People’s Daily reporters.
: President Chen Shui-bian attends Pope John Paul II’s funeral.
: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) issues 7-point statement criticizing opposition visits to PRC.
: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Randall Schriver testifies to Congress on China’s Anti-Secession Law.
: Beijing calls for talks on regular charter flights; Taipei declines.
: Justice minister says KMT’s Chiang to be investigated for treason.
: Taiwan Solidarity Union Chairman Su Chin-chiang visits Yasukuni Shrine to pay respects to interred Taiwanese.