2002-05-13 The Executive Yuan approves the Keelung River Comprehensive Improvement Plan.
2002-05-31 The Executive Yuan approves the Challenge 2008: Six-Year National Development Plan.
2003-03-16 Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arrive in Taiwan, confirming three cases of atypical pneumonia to be severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). On April 28, 2003, the Executive Yuan passes a draft of the provisional act for the prevention and relief of SARS. The bill clears the Legislature on May 2, 2003 and is promulgated by the president the same day. On July 5, 2003, Taiwan is removed from the World Health Organization list of SARS-affected areas.
2003-10-29 The Executive Yuan Council passes a draft of the Referendum Act, which is ratified by the Legislature on November 27, 2003 and promulgated by the president on December 31, 2003.
2003-11-25 The Executive Yuan announces the New Ten Major Construction Projects with a budget of NT$500 billion over five years.
2004-02-11 The ROC joins the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission as a “fishing entity.”
2004-08-23 The Legislative Yuan approves constitutional amendments to halve the number of seats in the Legislative Yuan, adopt a “single-member-district, two-ballot” system for legislative elections, abolish the National Assembly, and codify the right to referendum in the Constitution.
2005-01-29 Direct chartered flights are launched between Taiwan and mainland China for the Lunar New Year holiday.