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January 11, 2001
In a meeting with Richard Bush Chairman of American Institute in Taiwan , MAC Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen expresses that Taiwan still hopes the negotiations mechanism between the SEF and the ARATS will be resumed as soon as possible, and that under certain conditions, government officials of both sides of the Strait can sit down together to exchange views.

March 1, 2001
SEF Chairman Koo Chen-fu makes an inspection visit to the SEF . In answering questions of reporters, he emphasizes that during the talks in 1992, both the SEF and the ARATS have exchanged 13 versions of interpretations. Later on there were even oral interpretation schemes. The Mainland says that both sides have achieved a consensus that "both sides have been firm in the "One China" principle. However, Taiwan's understanding of the consensus is a "one China" with respective interpretations. Such an argument was later on put aside.

March 9, 2001
At the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the SEF, the MAC expresses that the SEF has always been authorized as the sole communications channel that takes charge of the Government's handling of cross-Strait affairs that involve public authority in the past ten years of cross-Strait negotiations.

April 27, 2001
In a talk on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the "Koo-Wang talks," SEF Chairman Koo Chen-fu expresses that only when both sides of the Strait communicate and engage in a face-to-face dialogue will they be able to seek their common grounds and resolve misunderstandings, as well as enhance mutual trust and find space for further cooperation. He makes another sincere invitation to ARATS Chairman Wang Daohan to visit Taipei.

July 10,2001
The SEF writes the ARATS requesting it to coordinate agencies concerned in the Mainland for assistance in arresting and repatriating the suspect who faxes a threatening extortion letter, as soon as possible.

August 6, 2001
The SEF writes the ARATS about the illegal entry of Mainland fishermen in Taiwan waters, and asks the ARATS to coordinate agencies concerned to strictly restrain Mainland fishermen.

December 16, 2001
The Mainland's ARATS holds a cocktail reception to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its founding in Beijing. Wang Daohan's written statement says that the accession of both sides of the Strait to the WTO has produced favorable conditions for the "Three-Links." Both sides should implement the "Three-Links" as soon as possible, and reinforce cross-Strait economic cooperation. Moreover, it mentions that Taiwan should acknowledge the "1992 Consensus" so that both parties can resume dialogues as soon as possible.