18 Mar. 1999
Mainland Chinese negotiator Li Yafei (L) shakes hands with his Taiwan counterpart, Jan Jyh-horng, at the conclusion of a day of talks in Taipei March 18 over a proposed visit to the Nationalist-ruled island by Beijing's top Taiwan-affairs envoy. Li proposed that Wang Daohan, chairman of communist China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, visit in autumn. Jan said that would be fine, but was irritated that Li would not commit to a specific date.