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Events from the year 2015 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 104 according to the official Republic of China calendar.
The President of the Republic of China, commonly known as the President of Taiwan, is the head of state of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Since 1996, the President is directly elected by plurality voting to a four-year term, with at most one re-election. The incumbent, Tsai Ing-wen, succeeded Ma Ying-jeou on 20 May 2016 as the first female president in the state's history. Originally established in Nanking in 1912, the government and its president relocated to Taipei in 1949 after losing the Chinese Civil War.
Ma Ying-jeou is a Taiwanese politician who served as President of the Republic of China from 2008 to 2016. His previous political roles include Justice Minister (1993–96) and Mayor of Taipei (1998–2006). He was also the Chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) between 2005–2007 and 2009–2014.
The Vice President of the Republic of China, commonly known as the Vice President of Taiwan, is the second-highest executive official of Taiwan. The existing office was created in 1948 under the 1947 Constitution of the Republic of China. After the Kuomintang lost mainland China to the Chinese Communists during the Chinese Civil War, the government, along with its presidency, retreated to Taiwan. The Communist Party of China has since established the People's Republic of China on the mainland side. Chen Chien-jen is the current Vice President of the Republic of China.
Chen Shui-bian is a retired Taiwanese politician and lawyer who served as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 2000 to 2008. Chen is the first president from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which ended the Kuomintang's (KMT) 55 years of continuous rule in Taiwan. He is colloquially referred to as A-Bian.
Tainan, officially Tainan City, is a special municipality of Taiwan, facing the Formosan Strait or Taiwan Strait in the west and south. Tainan is the oldest city on the island of Taiwan and also commonly known as the "Capital City" for its over 200 years of history as the capital of Taiwan under Koxinga and later Qing dynasty rule. Tainan's complex history of comebacks, redefinitions and renewals inspired its popular nickname "the Phoenix City".
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area. Governed by the Communist Party of China, the state exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
On December 31, 2014, a deadly stampede occurred in Shanghai, near Chen Yi Square on the Bund, where around 300,000 people had gathered for the new year celebration. 36 people were killed and 49 injured, 13 seriously.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organisation, was an agency of the League of Nations.
H5N8 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus. Although H5N8 is considered one of the less pathogenic subtypes for humans, it is beginning to become more pathogenic. H5N8 has previously been used in place of the highly pathogenic H1N1 in studies.
Ximending is a neighborhood and shopping district in the Wanhua District of Taipei, Taiwan. It was the first pedestrian zone in Taiwan.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.5 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated states, and is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).
A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance or pressure in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke the feelings of guilt in others, usually with the objective to achieve a specific goal, such as a policy change. Most hunger strikers will take liquids but not solid food.
Annette Lu Hsiu-lien is a Taiwanese politician. A feminist active in the tangwai movement, she joined the Democratic Progressive Party in 1990, and was elected to the Legislative Yuan in 1992. Subsequently, she served as Taoyuan County Magistrate between 1997 and 2000, and was the Vice President of the Republic of China from 2000 to 2008, under President Chen Shui-bian. Lu announced her intentions to run for the presidency on 6 March 2007, but withdrew to support eventual DPP nominee Frank Hsieh. Lu ran again in 2012, but withdrew for a second time, ceding the nomination to DPP chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen. She left the Democratic Progressive Party in 2018, after losing the party's Taipei mayoral nomination to Pasuya Yao.
Su Tseng-chang is a Taiwanese politician. He was the chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party from 2012 to 2014. Su served as Premier of the Republic of China from 2006 to 2007 and again since January 2019 and was Chief of Staff to President Chen Shui-bian in 2004.
Chen Deming is a former the President of Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits of the People's Republic of China.
Local elections, commonly known as the "three-in-one elections", were held in Taiwan on December 3, 2005 for magistrates of counties, mayors of provincial cities, members of county and city councils, and heads of townships and county-administered cities. The elections were not held in the special municipalities of Taipei and Kaohsiung.
Chen Chu or Kiku Chen is a Taiwanese politician who served as Mayor of Kaohsiung between 2006 and 2018. She was one of the "Kaohsiung Eight," prominent dissidents arrested after the Kaohsiung Incident in 1979. She spent six years in jail during the martial law period in Taiwan.
Chen Chi-mai is a Taiwanese politician and member of the Legislative Yuan. He is also currently the spokesperson of the Democratic Progressive Party and the chief executive officer of the its Policy Research and Coordinating Committee. A physician from Keelung, Chen started his political career by becoming member of the Legislative Yuan in 1996 and served as legislator for almost eight years before becoming the spokesperson of the Executive Yuan.
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) is a preferential trade agreement between the governments of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China that aims to reduce tariffs and commercial barriers between the two sides. The pact, signed on June 29, 2010, in Chongqing, was seen as the most significant agreement since the two sides split after the Chinese Civil War in 1949, since neither government recognize the other as "countries". It was expected to boost the then-current US$197.28 billion bilateral trade between both sides.
Lai Ching‑te, also known by his English name William Lai, is a Taiwanese politician. He served as a legislator in the Legislative Yuan from 1999 to 2010, and as Mayor of Tainan from 2010 to 2017, prior to taking office as Premier of the Republic of China.
Events from the year 2011 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 100 according to the official Republic of China calendar.
Woody Duh was the Vice Premier of the Republic of China from 1 February 2016 to 20 May 2016. He was the Governor of Fujian Province. He was the Minister of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of the Republic of China from 10 August 2014 after his predecessor Chang Chia-juch's resignation amid the 2014 Kaohsiung gas explosions. He tendered his resignation from the post on 30 November 2014 after the 2014 Republic of China local election.
Wang Ju-hsuan, also known as Jennifer Wang, is a Taiwanese lawyer and politician. She was the Minister of the Council of Labor Affairs from 2008 to 2012. In 2015, Wang was selected as Eric Chu's running mate on the Kuomintang (KMT) ticket for the 2016 Republic of China presidential election, which they eventually lost.
Lin Chuan is a Taiwanese economist and politician who served as Premier of the Republic of China from 2016 to 2017 under President Tsai Ing-wen. He served as Minister of Budget, Accounting and Statistics and Minister of Finance during Chen Shui-bian's presidency.
Events from the year 2014 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 103 according to the official Republic of China calendar.
Events from the year 2013 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 102 according to the official Republic of China calendar.
The Han Kuang Exercise is the annual military exercise of the Republic of China Armed Forces in Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu for combat readiness in the event of an attack from the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China. The exercise is divided into two phases, which are the Command Post Exercise (CPX) and the computer-simulated war gaming followed by Field Training Exercises (FTX).
Chen Fu-hai is a Taiwanese politician. He was the Magistrate of Kinmen County since 25 December 2014 until 25 December 2018.
Chen Chien-jenKSG KHS is the Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). He is an epidemiologist by training and was formerly vice president of Academia Sinica, Taiwan's premier research institution. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Fu Jen Catholic University.
Events from the year 2016 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 105 according to the official Republic of China calendar.
Chiu Tai-san is a Taiwanese lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Legislative Yuan from 1999 to 2004. He then served the Mainland Affairs Council as a vice chairman, and later as deputy mayor of Kaohsiung under Chen Chu. After leaving politics for a teaching position, Chiu was named the deputy mayor of Taoyuan under Cheng Wen-tsan in 2014. He resigned in 2016, and was appointed the Minister of Justice later that year. Chiu stepped down from the justice ministry in 2018, and served on the National Security Council until 2019.
Events from the year 2017 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 106 according to the official Republic of China calendar.
The Taiwan Ocean Research Institute is the national marine science and technology institute of Taiwan. TORI is part of the National Applied Research Laboratories under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan).
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