January 17 - Breakfast meeting with Vice Minister Zhou Mingwei
Zhou Mingwei, Vice Minister of Taiwan Affairs of China's State Council,
gave a talk on China-Taiwan relations at the Monocle Restaurant in
Northeast D.C. on the morning of January 17. The breakfast affair
was attended by 32 invited guests, including 14 congressional staffers.
Zhou fielded questions and stressed the Chinese government's willingness
to negotiate the mainland's reunification with Taiwan on an equal
basis with the Taiwanese government and to offer Taiwan broad autonomy
within a reunified China.