1978-09-14 The Executive Yuan Council passes a draft amendment to the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, which is passed by the Legislative Yuan on December 8, 1978 and promulgated by the president on December 20, 1978. Under the amendment, exchange rates will no longer be set by the government, and holders of foreign exchange will no longer need to deal solely with the Central Bank.
1978-11-09 The Executive Yuan Council approves the upgrade of Kaohsiung City to a special municipality, to take effect July 1, 1979.
1978-11-23 The Executive Yuan Council passes the draft of the Act for Establishment and Administration of Science Parks, which is approved by the Legislative Yuan on July 17, 1979 and promulgated by the president on July 27, 1979.
1978-12-16 ROC-U.S. formal diplomatic relations are severed, and the president of the ROC issues an emergency decree.
1979-02-22 To establish a new relationship with the U.S., the Executive Yuan announces an organizational framework for the Coordination Council for North American Affairs.
1979-05-24 The Executive Yuan Council passes a draft of the Handicapped Welfare Act, which is passed by the Legislature on May 20, 1980 and promulgated by the president on June 2, 1980.
1979-11-01 In response to the second oil crisis, the Executive Yuan establishes the Energy Commission under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the president promulgates the Energy Administration Act on August 8, 1990.
1979-12-10 The Kaohsiung Incident (Formosa Incident) breaks out.
1980-01-10 The Executive Yuan Council passes a draft of the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act during the Period of National Mobilization for the Suppression of the Communist Rebellion, which is later approved by the Legislature on May 6, 1980 and promulgated by the president on May 14, 1980.
1980-03-27 The Executive Yuan Council passes the draft of the State Compensation Law. The law is approved by the Legislature on June 20, 1980, promulgated by the president on July 2, 1980, and implemented on July 1, 1981.
1980-06-05 The Executive Yuan Council requests the president to issue a mandate resuming regular supplementary elections of the Legislative Yuan, National Assembly and Control Yuan. The elections are held on December 6, 1980.
1980-07-01 The court and prosecutorial systems are separated, and the Ministry of Judicial Administration is reorganized into the Ministry of Justice.
1981-07-01 The State Compensation Law is enacted.
1982-02-25 The Executive Yuan Council passes the draft of the Labor Standards Act, which is approved by the Legislative Yuan on July 19, 1984 and promulgated by the president on July 30, 1984.
1982-04-07 The Executive Yuan approves the Kenting National Park Project. This is the first national park of the ROC.