Beijing has invited Yan Mingfu, the former head of the United Front Work Department and an aide of ousted party boss Zhao Ziyang, to become the mainland's chief negotiator with Taiwan, according to a source.Tuesday, 30 October, 2007, 12:00am
The last time the mainland's top negotiator on cross-strait issues, Wang Daohan, sat down to talk with a Taiwanese political figure in Shanghai was in 1998.
Mr Wang met the then-chairman of Taiwan's Strait Exchange Foundation, Koo Chen-fu, a member of the Kuomintang which ruled the island at the time.3 May 2005 - 12:00am
Taipei shrugs off Beijing's reaction to its peace offer
Taiwan has invited the mainland's top negotiator to visit the island, just a day after Beijing spurned President Chen Shui-bian's latest peace overtures.15 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
Taipei will shuffle the leadership of the quasi-official agency in charge of cross-strait negotiations amid speculation that a senior legislator with the ruling party will become the island's top envoy to the mainland.
Shi Hwei-yow, secretary-general of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), confirmed changes were being made to the agency.17 Oct 2002 - 12:00am
Beijing's chief cross-strait negotiator yesterday called for a resumption of reunification talks with Taiwan as soon as possible, the China News Service reported.
Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits chairman Wang Daohan said it was time for Beijing and Taiwan to resume the long-stalled dialogue based upon the 'one China' consensus reached in 1992.17 Dec 2001 - 12:00am
A Web site, Splendid Chinese Culture, has been launched with a $45 million grant from the Quality Education Fund. The site, www.chiculture.net, provides information on the mainland suitable for secondary school students. Top Chinese advisers include Wang Daohan, chairman of Association for Relations across the Taiwan Straits.3 Nov 2001 - 12:00am
There is no need for Taiwan's top envoy to visit the mainland unless Taipei retracts the 'two states' theory raised by island President Lee Teng-hui, Beijing said yesterday.
Zhang Jincheng, a vice-chairman of Beijing's negotiating body, the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS), said Mr Lee's theory had ruined the basis of dialogue between the two sides.22 Oct 1999 - 12:00am
The top mainland and Taiwan envoys on cross-straits affairs used the first meeting of the highest-level contact on Chinese soil since 1949 to restate their stances on opening reunification talks in what both described as a frank and constructive exchange of views.15 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
Beijing yesterday gave Taiwan the green light to send a delegation from the island's semi-official cross-strait mediation body to the mainland as both sides prepared to re-start negotiations after a 33-month break.
Approval was expressed in a letter faxed to Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation from the Beijing-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait.14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am
Beijing yesterday stepped up pressure on Taipei to reopen cross-strait talks and issued a new invitation to Taiwan negotiators to visit the mainland.
The latest salvo was fired by top negotiator Tang Shubei, Vice-Chairman of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS), and came on the day Taipei replaced his counterpart.6 Feb 1998 - 12:00am
China's chief adviser on Taiwan issues, Wang Daohan, is absent from a list of delegates to attend the handover ceremony, diffusing speculation of a meeting between him and senior Taiwanese guests.
However, the vice-chairman of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, Tang Shubei, is in the central delegation.18 Jun 1997 - 12:00am
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council yesterday expressed optimism that cross-strait talks could be resumed before Hong Kong's handover.4 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
Meetings next week between China's leaders and President Bill Clinton's top foreign policy aide could be the launching pad for summit meetings and a much closer bilateral relationship, the White House is hoping.5 Jul 1996 - 12:00am
A SENIOR Chinese negotiator put aside Beijing's anger over Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui's upcoming visit to the United States and called for the two sides to broaden their points of agreement.27 May 1995 - 12:00am
THE pace of recent developments between China and Taiwan on the issue of closer economic co-operation and reunification appears to be speeding up.23 Apr 1995 - 12:00am