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2009 in Taiwan

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Events from the year 2009 in Taiwan, Republic of China. This year is numbered Minguo 98 according to the official Republic of China calendar.

Incumbents

Events

Typhoon Morakot near peak intensity

January

  • 1 January – The official adaptation of Hanyu Pinyin in Taiwan.[1]
  • 18 January, the government, in more than 14,000 offices in all administrative regions of the country, to every citizen issued a total of 3,600 yuan worth of consumer vouchers per person.(s:振興經濟消費券 [zh])

March

May

July

August

September

  • 5–15 September – 2009 Summer Deaflympics in Taipei.
  • 11 September – The former Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian received a life sentence and was fined NT$200 million[4] (US$6.13 million) on charges of embezzlement, taking bribes, and money laundering, involving a total of US$15 million (NT$490 million) while in office from 2000 to 2008.[5] Supporters of Chen contended that the prosecution was politically motivated.[6][7] Chen is the first ROC president to receive a prison sentence.[8]
  • 27 September – The opening of Kaohsiung Arena in Kaohsiung.

November

December

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "Hanyu Pinyin to be standard system in 2009". 18 September 2008.
  2. ^ "No surprises as Ma elected next KMT chairman". 27 July 2009.
  3. ^ Foster, Peter (August 16, 2009). "Taiwan president under fire for go it alone handling of typhoon accepts US aid". London: Telegraph. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
  4. ^ Weiyi Lim, Janet Ong "Taiwan Ex-President Chen Sentenced to Life for Graft", Bloomberg News9/11/2009
  5. ^ No byline. "Taiwan ex-leader jailed for life", BBC News, 9/11/2009
  6. ^ Taiwan ex-president Chen given life term for graft[dead link]
  7. ^ "Taiwan's Chen Won't Appeal His Detention". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ "Chen Shui-bian gets life". 12 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Local veteran dies aged 96". Taipei Times. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  10. ^ "AFP: Taiwan's Buddhist Master Sheng-yen dies". China Post. 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  11. ^ "b k v²". Archived from the original on 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  12. ^ "Former lawmaker dies". Taipei Times. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  13. ^ Maremont, Mark; Emshwiller, John R. (September 14, 2009). "Police Eye Mysterious Death of Financier". The Wall Street Journal.
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