ON 18 MARCH IN TAIWAN HISTORY
Updated on March 18, 2019
2000: In the second ever direct elections for President and Vice President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian and Annette Lu of the Democratic Progressive Party are elected president and vice president, respectively. This puts an end to more than half a century of Kuomintang rule on Taiwan
2015: Taiwan protesters mark the first anniversary of the student-led « Sunflower Movement », which saw the occupation of parliament for more than three weeks over a trade pact with China.
2018: Death of Taiwan’s famous writer and political commentator Li Ao at the age of 83