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2020 in Taiwan



Events from the year 2020 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 109 according to the official Republic of China calendar.

Incumbents

  • President: Tsai Ing-wen
  • Vice President: Chen Chien-jen
  • Premier:
  • Su Tseng-chang
  • Vice Premier:
  • Chen Chi-mai

    Events

    January

  • 2 January – A Black Hawk helicopter of the Republic of China Air Force crashed. Eight people were killed, and five were injured.
  • 11 January
  • 2020 Taiwanese legislative election
  • Tsai Ing-wen is reelected in the 2020 Taiwanese presidential election with a record 8.17 million votes.
  • 15 January – The Anti-infiltration Act takes effect.
  • 19 January – The Taiwan Action Party Alliance disbands.
  • 21 January – The index case of the 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan announced.

    February

  • 25 February – Special Act for Prevention, Relief and Revitalization Measures for Severe Pneumonia with Novel Pathogens promulgated.

    March

  • 7 March – 2020 Kuomintang chairmanship election won by Johnny Chiang.

    June

  • 6 June – 2020 Kaohsiung mayoral recall election scheduled.

    Deaths

  • 2 January — Shen Yi-ming, 62, Taiwanese Air Force commander, Chief of the General Staff (since 2019), helicopter crash.
  • 7 January – Chang Chiu-hua, 83, Taiwanese politician, mayor of Miaoli (1973–1982), Miaoli County Magistrate (1989–1993), liver cancer.
  • 2 February – Jimmy Chang (張振民), 69, Taiwanese chef.
  • 15 February – Sheu Yu-jer, 67, Taiwanese economist and politician, Minister of Finance (2016–2018).
  • 13 March – Yang Mu, 79, Taiwanese poet.
  • 17 March – , 79, Taiwanese opera performer.
  • 22 March – Serena Liu, 44, Taiwanese dancer, complications from heart surgery.
  • 29 March – , 87, Taiwanese general and public official, traffic collision.
  • 30 March – Hau Pei-tsun, 100, Taiwanese military officer and politician, Chief of the General Staff (1981–1989), Minister of National Defense (1989–1990), Premier (1990–1993), multiple organ failure.
  • 21 April – Liu Ping-wei, 67, Taiwanese politician, MLY (1999–2002), oral cancer.
  • 16 May – Chung Chao-cheng, 95, Taiwanese writer.