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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.



Typhoon Morakot near peak intensity


  • 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])






  • 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.





  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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