2015 in Taiwan

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Events from the year 2015 in Taiwan. This year is numbered Minguo 104 according to the official Republic of China calendar.


















  1. "Taiwan's first indigenous stealth corvette joins drill".
  2. "Ex-Vice President Lu's hunger strike ends".
  3. "New Chimei Museum opens with huge display".
  4. "Taiwanese offshore islands to ease travel for Chinese from Jan. 1". focustaiwan.tw.
  5. 1 2 "Several new policies take effect as new year begins".
  6. "JJ Lin attacked by a man in Taipei while promoting new album". straitstimes.com.
  7. "Singer Jody Chiang to retire (update)". focustaiwan.tw.
  8. "Chen Shui-bian released". taipeitimes.com.
  9. "Body of Shanghai stampede victim brought home". focustaiwan.tw.
  10. "Yilan to introduce traffic control measures in Jiaoxi".
  11. "Transport minister resigns over failed HSR restructuring plan (update)". focustaiwan.tw.
  12. "US wants no repeat of ROC flag-raising". taipeitimes.com.
  13. "Transportation minister's resignation approved". focustaiwan.tw.
  14. Yang, Shu-ming; Chang, Maubo (12 January 2014). "H5N8 avian flu virus found in 3 more fowl farms in Taiwan". Central News Agency. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  15. "2 shot dead in Ximending parking garage".
  16. "Changhua County's new 'baby bonus' higher than Taipei's". focustaiwan.tw.
  17. "India's recent winner of Nobel Peace Prize tours Hualien County".
  18. "RUNNERS' HIGH". taipeitimes.com.
  19. "Three injured in shoot-out with police at Taichung Airport". focustaiwan.tw.
  20. "台中清泉崗機場槍戰畫面(民眾提供)20150119林長順". YouTube. 19 January 2015.
  21. "Taipei's sports head announces resignation (update)". focustaiwan.tw.
  22. "Electricity pricing mechanism reached". taipeitimes.com.
  23. "Ma promotes reconciliation but stresses military preparedness". focustaiwan.tw.
  24. "Wistron opens software research center in Kaohsiung". focustaiwan.tw.
  25. "Honduras' new ambassador to Taiwan set to take post: ministry". focustaiwan.tw.
  26. "Fire in Taoyuan kills six firefighters". focustaiwan.tw.
  27. "ECCT reveals this year's executives, vice chairmen".
  28. "CAL workers rally over bonuses". taipeitimes.com.
  29. "Ma urges peace with China at 'freedom day' event".
  30. "Cabinet announces new ministers – Taiwan News Online". etaiwannews.com.
  31. "Executive Yuan announces new Cabinet personnel". focustaiwan.tw.
  32. "Cabinet announces newly installed ministers' names".
  33. "'New Power Party' established, hoping to recruit 100,000 supporters". focustaiwan.tw.
  34. "Ma supports reducing nuclear power". taipeitimes.com.
  35. "Defense minister resigns, citing personal reasons". taipeitimes.com.
  36. "Muslim prayer room opens at Taipei Main Station".
  37. "Taipei rail station opens prayer room for Muslims". taipeitimes.com.
  38. "Muslims vexed by prayer room".
  39. "Navy showcases new equipment during drill ahead of Lunar New Year". focustaiwan.tw.
  40. "Kuan confirms resigning as NDC minister". taipeitimes.com.
  41. "1 killed, 2 injured on Scorsese movie set in Taipei after scaffolding collapses".
  42. "Cross-Strait economic talks open in Taipei – Xinhua – English.news.cn". xinhuanet.com.
  43. "Ko Wen-je talks colonialism, China". taipeitimes.com.
  44. "Taiwan's new defense minister takes office". focustaiwan.tw.
  45. "Ma approves defense head's resignation".
  46. "Plane cartwheels and crashes into bridge – Yahoo!7". yahoo.com.
  47. "Duh takes helm at NDC during handover event". taipeitimes.com.
  48. 1 2 "NSC Secretary-General King Pu-tsung stepping down". focustaiwan.tw.
  49. "Taiwan holds legislative by-elections". focustaiwan.tw.
  50. "DPP takes 3, KMT 2 in legislative by-elections".
  51. "Yangmingshan Flower Festival opens". focustaiwan.tw.
  52. "Students stranded on Ferris wheel in Kaohsiung". focustaiwan.tw.
  53. "Taipei Charity Marathon to be held Sunday".
  54. "Drivers rush to fill up prior to a nationwide increase in gas prices".
  55. "Public mourning ordered". taipeitimes.com.
  56. "MAC minister resigns as Chang's charges dropped". taipeitimes.com.
  57. "Large crowds flood international comics festival in Taipei (update)". focustaiwan.tw.
  58. "Inmates cite NT$200 pay, Chen release as motives".
  59. "Ex-SEF vice chairman to become KMT's China affairs chief". focustaiwan.tw.
  60. "Book fair opens on high note". focustaiwan.tw.
  61. "Over 1,000 line up for clothing giant H&'s first Taiwan store". focustaiwan.tw.
  62. "Tsai Ing-wen declares candidacy". taipeitimes.com.
  63. "Deputy defense minister named new MAC chief". focustaiwan.tw.
  64. "Tourists at Wuling Farm afflicted by possible norovirus". focustaiwan.tw.
  65. "Around 80 suffer from food poisoning during graduation trip".
  66. "DPP spokesperson resigns over Chen graft allegation". taipeitimes.com.
  67. "solidarity.tw".
  68. "2 killed in aircraft accident in Pingtung".
  69. "Protesters surround Legislative Yuan".
  70. "Post office unveils new uniforms". taipeitimes.com.
  71. "Exhibit on attractions of offshore islands opens in Taipei".
  72. "Tainan mayor blasted for 'sneaky' removal of Chiang statues". focustaiwan.tw.
  73. "DPP lawmakers criticize military, Ma for PLA gaffe". taipeitimes.com.
  74. "CAA reports no deviation from new M503 air route". taipeitimes.com.
  75. "US fighter aircraft land in Tainan due to emergency". taipeitimes.com.
  76. "Tigerair Taiwan's first flight to Tokyo arrives at Narita Airport". focustaiwan.tw.
  77. "Bununs mark 100th anniversary of uprising against Japanese forces". focustaiwan.tw.
  78. "Taichung MRT construction accident kills 4, injures 4 (update)". focustaiwan.tw.
  79. "New snake species found in Taiwan, 84 years after last discovery". focustaiwan.tw.
  80. "International symposium on muslim minorities and contemporary challenges". RISEAP.
  81. "Muslim symposium opens in Taipei".
  82. gmbwatch. "Muslim World League Holds International Conference In Taiwan". The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch.
  83. "DPP nominates Tsai as 2016 candidate". taipeitimes.com.
  84. Pan, Jason (18 April 2015). "Pro-independence Free Taiwan Party launched". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  85. "Four strong earthquakes hit Taiwan".
  86. "Natural gas costs NT$3 bil. more with nuclear out of action: firm".
  87. "Reactor shut down after fire at 3rd nuclear power plant (update) – Full Index Search – FOCUS TAIWAN – CNA ENGLISH NEWS". focustaiwan.tw.
  88. "Pingtung to sanction nuclear power plant for alleged safety breach – Full Index Search – FOCUS TAIWAN – CNA ENGLISH NEWS". focustaiwan.tw.
  89. "Military exercise to focus on emergency response". taipeitimes.com.
  90. "Army helicopter forced to land in Nantou Stadium". focustaiwan.tw.
  91. 王梦如. "Mainland's Taiwan affairs chief arrives for Kinmen visit". china.org.cn.
  92. "DPP's Tsai inaugurates presidential campaign office". taipeitimes.com.
  93. "U.K. renames representative office in Taiwan, retains functions". focustaiwan.tw.
  94. "Electricity reserve margin hits 10-year low amid high temperatures – Full Index Search – FOCUS TAIWAN – CNA ENGLISH NEWS". focustaiwan.tw.
  95. "Man allegedly cuts young girl's throat". taipeitimes.com.
  96. "St. Lucia opens embassy in Taiwan; first in Asia (update)". focustaiwan.tw.
  97. "Nation executes six death row inmates". taipeitimes.com.
  98. "Sao Tome and Principe parliamentary head visits Taiwan". focustaiwan.tw.
  99. "Yunlin magistrate promulgates ban on burning coal, petcoke". focustaiwan.tw.
  100. 1 2 "Taiwan enacts greenhouse gas reduction law(Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)-Policies & Programs)". ey.gov.tw. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  101. Wu, J. R.; Chuang, Pichi (28 June 2015). "Taiwan probes water park fire as tally of injured reaches 519". Reuters.
  102. Jiang, Esme; Huang, Romulo (1 July 2015). "World's largest vertical garden built in Kaohsiung". Central News Agency. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  103. Lu, Hsin-hui; Hsu, Elizabeth (3 July 2015). "New Taiwan independence party 'respected' by DPP". Central News Agency. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  104. "Nation breaks power use record; ministry fears less investment".
  105. "First day of Ilan folklore festival welcomes 16,000 visitors". focustaiwan.tw.
  106. "Two diplomats sworn in before departing for Poland, India". focustaiwan.tw.
  107. "Kuomintang News Network".
  108. "Hung Hsiu-chu officially nominated as KMT's presidential candidate". focustaiwan.tw.
  109. "Knife-wielding assailant stabs four in Taipei MRT". taipeitimes.com.
  110. "Four wounded in knife attack at Taipei Metro Zhongshan station (update)". focustaiwan.tw.
  111. "Agreement signed to supply Taiwanese islands with water from China". focustaiwan.tw.
  112. "Kinmen water deal not a security risk: official". taipeitimes.com.
  113. "New NSB director-general, NSC deputy secretary-general named". focustaiwan.tw.
  114. "President urges Education Ministry to talk after student suicide". focustaiwan.tw.
  115. "News from Missions Abroad – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) – Mobile 中華民國外交部 – 全球資訊網英文網". 中華民國外交部 – 全球資訊網(行動版) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan).
  116. "Kaohsiung Museum of Labor reopens at new site – Taiwan News Online".
  117. "Shanghai's vice mayor on goodwill visit to Taipei". focustaiwan.tw.
  118. "Taipei to step up security on its metro system". focustaiwan.tw.
  119. "Sit-in at education ministry continues as revisions take effect". Want China Times. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  120. "People First Party's James Soong to join Taiwan presidential race". Channel NewsAsia.
  121. Gerber, Abraham (8 August 2015). "Two dead as nation braces for storm". Taipei Times. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  122. Rice, Doyle (7 August 2015). "Typhoon Soudelor makes landfall in Taiwan". USA Today. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  123. Tsai, Yi-yu; Low, Y.F. (8 August 2015). "Damper at Taipei 101 records biggest movement ever". Central News Agency. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  124. "MP Elżbieta Radziszewska, Deputy Speaker of the Polish Sejm, to lead a parliamentary delegation to Taiwan – News and Events – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) 中華民國外交部 – 全球資訊網英文網". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) 中華民國外交部 – 全球資訊網英文網.
  125. Yu, Kai-hsiang; Chang, S.C. (10 August 2015). "8 killed, 4 missing, 420 injured as Typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan". Central News Agency. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  126. "Eight killed, four missing in Taiwan after Typhoon Soudelor". Want China Times. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-10-18. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  127. Hsieh, Chia-chen; Huang, Romulo (17 August 2015). "President Ma satisfied with development of Taiwan-Guatemala ties". Central News Agency. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  128. "St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister visits Taiwan". focustaiwan.tw.
  129. Chen, Christie (19 August 2015). "New political party established to campaign for social welfare (update)". Central News Agency. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  130. "Taiwan issues sea warning for Typhoon Goni". focustaiwan.tw.
  131. "Hundreds evacuated from Green Island ahead of typhoon". focustaiwan.tw.
  132. "Taiwan's representative to Canada named vice foreign minister". focustaiwan.tw.
  133. "Memorial service in Kinmen commemorates key battle against China". focustaiwan.tw.
  134. "Taiwan lifts sea warning for Typhoon Goni". focustaiwan.tw.
  135. "Boy stumbles, leaves hole in valuable painting".
  136. Liu, Chien-pang; Lee, Hsin-Yin (29 August 2015). "Bus accident in Yangmingshan leaves 22 injured, mostly foreigners". Central News Agency. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  137. "Bus accident injures 23". Taipei Times. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  138. "MOFA holds event to commemorate end of ROC's 8-year war against Japan".
  139. "DPP candidate: Quotas for Chinese tourists won't be cut if elected". focustaiwan.tw.
  140. "Taiwan's century-old Fugueijiao lighthouse opened to public". wantchinatimes.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-29.
  141. "El Salvador vice president in Taiwan to improve ties". focustaiwan.tw.
  142. "Yilan official quits over farm house scandal".
  143. "Taiwan rattled by more than 20 earthquakes Wednesday". focustaiwan.tw.
  144. "THSR inaugurates first Muslim prayer room for travelers".
  145. "Air force pilots died in frontal impact crash: prosecutors". taipeitimes.com.
  146. "Typhoon Dujuan Makes Landfall in China after Slamming Taiwan, Japan; Flooding Still a Concern (FORECAST)". The Weather Channel. 24 September 2015.
  147. Hou, Elaine (6 October 2015). "Canada's new envoy to Taiwan assumes post". Central News Agency. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  148. "Deputy culture minister fired after leakage brouhaha". focustaiwan.tw.
  149. "Eric Chu named as KMT's new presidential candidate". focustaiwan.tw.
  150. "Kaohsiung light rail train derails during trial run". focustaiwan.tw.
  151. "Switch glitch cause of Kaohsiung light rail train derailment". focustaiwan.tw.
  152. Chen, Chun-shuo; Huang, Romulo (20 October 2015). "New ROC ambassador presents credentials to Paraguayan president". Central News Agency. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  153. Liu, L. J.; Lin, Lillian (25 October 2015). "President Ma commemorates Taiwan Retrocession". Central News Agency. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  154. Su, Justin; Kuo, Chung-han (25 October 2015). "Retrocession of Taiwan to ROC is historical fact: Chu". Central News Agency. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  155. "2 spies released by China: MND".
  156. Chen, Chun-hwa; Lee, Mei-yu (2 November 2015). "Bitcoin is illegal in Taiwan: FSC". Central News Agency. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  157. "Oil pipeline ruptures in Xizhi, resulting in injuries to motorists".
  158. "Three brothers die in Taipei shooting". focustaiwan.tw.
  159. "St. Lucia's first ambassador to Taiwan prepares to assume duties". Central News Agency. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  160. "Two servicemen drown after armored vehicle plunges into lake in Kinmen".
  161. "Taiwan News, Taipei, China, Cross-Strait Relations, KMT, DPP, and Presidential Election Coverage".
  162. "Running mate says Taiwan will be better under Tsai's leadership". focustaiwan.tw.
  163. "Jennifer Wang joins Chu's ticket". taipeitimes.com.
  164. "Live-fire exercise held in Penghu to test weaponry".
  165. "James Soong opens PFP campaign office". taipeitimes.com.
  166. "Latest round of cross-strait trade talks begins in Taipei".
  167. "'The Assassin' wins 5 Golden Horse awards in Taiwan". fox10tv.com. 21 November 2015.
  168. "Cleaning helicopter accident kills two". taipeitimes.com.
  169. "Social, labor groups stage 'Autumn Struggle' protest (update)". focustaiwan.tw.
  170. "Deputy MAC head resigns, expected to stay as advisor".
  171. "Ex-New Taipei deputy mayor prosecuted for taking bribes".
  172. "Tycoon found not guilty in food safety case (update)".
  173. "Clay sculpture festival to be held in Changhua town".
  174. "Chinese negotiator arrives in Taiwan for review of cross-strait pacts". focustaiwan.tw.
  175. "ARATS chairman to engage with locals on seven-day tour". taipeitimes.com.
  176. "Miaoli, Changhua, Yunlin stations to open today: THSRC". taipeitimes.com.
  177. "Chiayi shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured".
  178. "Taipei MRT moves English announcements to 2nd place".
  179. "Nauru president visits Taiwan".
  180. "Air quality in western Taiwan reaches unhealthy level".
  181. "Taiwan receives new Black Hawk rescue helicopters".
  182. "Armed fugitive takes three students hostage in Taitung".
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  184. "Ma, Jackie Chan inaugurate NPM southern branch".
  185. "Hotline established for cross-strait affairs chiefs".
  186. "Writer, activist Shih Chi-ching dies at 68". Taipei Times. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  187. "Taiwanese-born ballplayer Taiho dies of leukemia at age 51". Mainichi Shimbun. 20 January 2015. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
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  189. "OBITUARY: Shunshin Chin, author who helped to connect Japan, China". Asahi Shimbum. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  190. Huang, Jennifer; Chen, Christie (22 February 2015). "Taiwanese designer shows again at London Fashion Week". Central News Agency. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  191. Wu, Oscar; Cheng, Sabine; Low, Y.F. (24 February 2015). "Taiwanese composer Tyzen Hsiao dies at 77". Central News Agency. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  192. "Food writer Lucille Han dies of cancer at age 57". Taipei Times. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  193. Liu, Chien-pang; Lin, Chang-shun; Kuo, Chung-han (6 March 2015). "Former Hualon Group chief, lawmaker Oung Ta-ming dies". Central News Agency. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  194. Lu, Hsin-hui; Chen, Jay (19 March 2015). "Former Defense Minister Chiang Chung-ling dies at 93". Central News Agency. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  195. Xin, Yage (8 April 2015). "Taipei: Catholics remember George Wang, an actor "who knew how to listen"". AsiaNews. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  196. Chen, Christie (16 April 2015). "Presidential citation to honor late actor Wang Chueh". Central News Agency. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
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  198. Ching-yi, Wang; Lee, Hsin-Yin. "Entertainer Cindy commits suicide". Central News Agency. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  199. "Taiwanese composer Ma Shui-long dies at 75". focustaiwan.tw.
  200. "Paul Liao, Breeze Group chief, passes away in Taipei at age 67". The China Post . 23 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  201. "Taiwanese actor Shone An succumbs to cancer". focustaiwan.tw.
  202. Hsin-hui, Lu; Wu, Lilian (8 June 2015). "Human rights activist Lynn Miles dies". Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 8 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  203. Baker, Diane (9 June 2015). "Veteran human rights activist Lynn Miles dies at 72". Taipei Times. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  204. "Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Tseng passes away at 60".
  205. "'Living national treasure' Liao Chih-te dies at age 86". focustaiwan.tw.
  206. "Actress Yang Ko-han, 27, dies after attempting suicide". taipeitimes.com.
  207. "Veteran radio presenter and essayist Luo Lan dies at age 96". focustaiwan.tw.
  208. Tzou, Jiing-wen (November 29, 2015). "Remembering a 'man of unbending character'". Taipei Times. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  209. "Actor Ko Chun-hsiung dies of cancer at 70".
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