On 1st January in Taiwan history

ON 1st JANUARY IN TAIWAN HISTORY

Updated on January 1, 2019

1912: The Republic of China is instaured in Nanjing by Sun Yat-sen
http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/republican.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_provisional_presidential_election,_1911

1912-01-01 Sun Yat-sen provisional president

1977: Birth of Jerry Yan (Liao Yang Zhen), Taiwanese actor, model and singer
http://men.stareastasia.com/jerry-yan/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH4a0PZIF_Q

1979: Establishment of diplomatic relations between USA and the PRC
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/60th/2009-09/01/content_8642708.htm
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18007.shtml
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmgx/doc/ctc/t36256.htm

1979-01-01 diplomatic relations

2001: First direct naval link between Main China and Taiwan

2002: Taiwan officially become the 144th member of the World Trade Organization under the name “Chinese Taipei”
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1736528.stm

2009: The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanyu_Pinyin

 

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