China - Taiwan
Chronology from Jul 2007 to Oct 2007
: Divisive DPP Congress adopts ‘Normal Country Resolution.’
: DPP Chairman Yu abruptly resigns.
: President Bush receives Foreign Minister Yang at White House.
: President Chen brokers compromise that strengthens Normal Country Resolution draft.
: PRC’s Jia Qinglin says UN referendum “endangers peace.”
: Secretary Rice and Minister Yang meet at UNGA.
: Hsieh Chang-ting’s interview with Straits Times published.
: Prosecutors indict Chairman Yu and others on misuse of funds; DPP Chairman Yu announces intention to resign.
: Two-week Mid-Autumn Festival charter flights begin.
: UNGA debates and adopts General Committee report.
: IOC announces Olympic torch route will not include Taiwan.
: UNGA General Committee decides not to put Taiwan on UNGA agenda.
: DPP Chairman Yu proposes amendments to ‘Normal Country Resolution.’
: TAO warns that UN issue creates “serious situation.”
: Beijing MOFA protests US arms sales to Taiwan.
: DPP stages UN march in Kaohsiung; KMT holds rally in Taichung.
: President Chen holds video teleconference with press in New York.
: KMT’s Wang Jin-pyong urges both parties to drop UN referendums.
: TAO Minister Chen Yunlin in Washington DC for consultations.
: TAO’s Li Weiyi says Taiwan must bear consequences of its actions.
: DPP and Chen administration say UN referendum will go forward despite U.S. opposition.
: U.S. announces plan to sell 12 P-3C’s and 122 SM-2 missiles to Taiwan.
: UN General Assembly president returns letter from President Chen.
: DAS Christensen speech at US-Taiwan Business Council Conference.
: DPP Chairman Yu proposes amendments to strengthen ‘Normal Country Resolution.’
: Five African allies attend summit in Taipei.
: MAC Chairman Chen says new glitches threaten agreement on torch.
: MAC Chairman Chen Ming-tong hints at agreement on Olympic torch.
: President Chen’s video teleconference with Washington.
: Presidents Bush and Hu meet at APEC.
: Vice Premier Wu Yi meets Taiwan investors; Beijing announces new economic measures for Taiwan.
: Ma criticizes Hsieh’s statement, Hsieh reiterates it.
: Hsieh proposes combining two UN resolutions; DPP rejects proposal.
: Xinhua reports 600 Taiwanese apply to volunteer at 2008 Olympics.
: In Changhua, Hsieh Chang-ting says he is running for president of the “Republic of Taiwan.”
: PRC letter to UN labels Taiwan’s application as step toward independence.
: NSC Wilder’s comments to press on Taiwan.
: DPP Central Executive Committee adopts modified ‘Normal Country Resolution.’
: MAC approves visit by Yao Ming.
: President Chen transits Anchorage.
: TAO Deputy Zheng Lizhong calls for opposition to independence activities.
: Referendum Review Committee approves KMT UN referendum.
: PRC MOFA expresses appreciation for Negroponte’s remarks.
: Deputy Secretary Negroponte’s Phoenix TV interview.
: President Chen meets President Ortega in Nicaragua.
: President Chen visits El Salvador.
: President Chen meets Central American allies in Honduras.
: China opens embassy in Costa Rica.
: EY 08 budget includes NT$340 billion for defense (3 percent GDP).
: President Chen transits Anchorage, stays on plane to express discontent.
: PRC’s Jia Qinglin meets youth delegation from Taiwan.
: MAC Chairman Chen says talks on flights and tourism almost complete.
: Prosecutor announces intention to appeal Ma’s acquittal.
: Hsieh formally announces Su Tseng-chang as his running mate.
: District Court acquits Ma Ying-jeou on charges of misuse of funds.
: Two PRC plane hijackers repatriated to China after serving sentences.
: Hsieh Chang-ting visits Singapore and Indonesia.
: U.S. carriers in operation Valiant Shield operate east of Taiwan.
: China repatriates ex-KMT lawmaker Chang Wen-yi to Taiwan.
: Amb. Wang states that Chen’s letter was immediately rejected.
: On its 80th anniversary, PLA expresses zero tolerance for Taiwan independence.
: President Chen writes UNSC President Amb. Wang and Secretary General Ban again applying for UN membership.
: EU criticizes DPP’s UN referendum, saying it does not support membership for Taiwan.
: KMT delegation led by Chiang Ping-kun meets TAO Deputy Zheng Lizhong.
: Hsieh in Washington for consultations with Bush administration.
: UN Secretariat rejects and returns Taiwan’s application.
: Hsieh Chang-ting’s Financial Times interview.
: President Chen sends letter to UN Secretary General Ban applying for admission as “Taiwan.”
: Hsieh Chang-ting’s Phoenix TV interview.
: Executive Yuan (EY) committee approves DPP’s UN referendum.
: Hong Chi-chang appointed president of SEF.
: Taipei announces anti-dumping duty of 43 percent on Chinese shoes.
: President Chen tells Washington Post UN referendum will be held.
: President Chen’s Op-ed in Washington Times on UN membership.
: MAC Chairman Chen Ming-tong sees signs China wants to reopen functional talks.