2017 in Taiwan

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2017
in
Taiwan

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See also: Other events of 2017
List of years in Taiwan

Events from the year 2017 in Taiwan. This year is numbered Minguo 106 according to the official Republic of China calendar.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 1 January
    • The abolishment of the Special Investigation Division.[1]
    • The increment of monthly minimum wage from NT$20,008 to NT$21,009 and hourly minimum wage from NT$126 to NT$133.[2]
    • The reduction of annual national holidays from 19 to 12 days.[2]
    • The increment of annual leaves from 0 to 3 days, 7 to 10 days, 10 to 14 days and 14 to 15 days for employees who have worked for 6–12 months, 2–3 years, 3–5 years and 5–10 years respectively.[2]
    • Implementation of smoking ban at all bus stops in Taipei.[2]
  • 5 January – The opening of Taiwan High Speed Rail Museum in Taoyuan City.[3]
  • 6 January – American-born Roman Catholic priest Brendan O'Connell becomes the first foreign-born, naturalized citizen of the Republic of China.[4]
  • 7 January – Resignation of Kuomintang Deputy Chairperson Steve Chan.[5]
  • 11 January – Liaoning aircraft carrier sailed along the western side of Taiwan Strait median line.[6]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 5 December – The passage of the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice by the Legislative Yuan.[30]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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