1998-04-16 The Executive Yuan Council passes a draft of the Offshore Islands Development Act, approved by the Legislature on March 21, 2000 and promulgated by the president on April 5, 2000.
1998-08-20 The Executive Yuan Council passes a stimulus program to expand domestic demand by enhancing public and private investment.
1998-09-10 The Executive Yuan Council passes a draft of the Provisional Statute for the Reorganization of Taiwan Provincial Government, approved by the Legislature on October 9, 1998 and promulgated by the president October 28, 1998.
1998-12-03 The Executive Yuan Council passes a draft of the Local Government Act, which is approved by the Legislature on January 13, 1999 and promulgated by the president on January 25, 1999. The act marks a milestone in local self-government as it defines the complete structure of Taiwan’s local government system and the relationship between the central and local governments.
1998-12-16 The Executive Yuan establishes the Improper Martial Law Period Insurgency and Espionage Convictions Compensation Foundation.
1999-02-24 The Executive Yuan Council passes a program to strengthen the nation’s economic health.
1999-05-27 The Government Procurement Act is implemented to bring Taiwan’s procurement environment into compliance with World Trade Organization rules, helping the nation’s bid to join the organization.
1999-09-21 A magnitude 7.3 earthquake devastates Taiwan and claims thousands of lives. The president later issues an emergency decree and the Executive Yuan passes a draft of the Provisional Act Governing 921 Earthquake Post-Disaster Reconstruction, which is approved by the Legislature on January 14, 2000 and promulgated by the president on February 3, 2000.
1999-12-01 Taiwan launches the public welfare lottery.
1999-12-10 Asia’s first human rights monument is unveiled on the Green Island.