January: Promotes the Go South policy to strengthen economic and trade relations and technical cooperation with Southeast Asian countries.
Feb. 9: Leaves for the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand on an eight-day "ice-breaking" visit.
▲ Feb. 9, 1994: Meets with President of the Philippines Fidel V. Ramos.
Feb. 20: Groundbreaking ceremony held for construction of the Subic Bay Industrial Park (SBIP), co-developed by Taiwan and the Philippines, symbolizing the first step of the Go South policy.
Mar. 22: Delivers speech entitled "Start By Building Community Culture." Council for Cultural Affairs launches the Comprehensive Community Development Program.
Apr. 10: Attends Conference on Aboriginal Cultures, uses the term "aboriginal people" in place of the previous "mountain people." Constitution is amended in July to include the term "aborigine" in the Constitution.
Sorrow of Place during his dialogue with Ryotaro Shiba, in which he states that the "Kuomintang is a foreign political power."
Apr. 30: Mentions Taiwanese
May 4: Leaves for a series of state visits to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Swaziland.
▲ May 11, 1994: Visits the new South African President Nelson Mandela.
Jul. 28: The Second National Assembly passes Constitutional amendment whereby the president will be popularly and directly elected, thereby completing the third phase of constitutional reform.
September: Judicial reform program launched in response to public demand.
Sept. 7: Taiwan's representative office in the US changes its name to Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States.
Sept. 21: Executive Yuan establishes the Education Reform Advisory Council to promote educational reform.
Dec. 3: Taiwan holds first popular elections for governor of Taiwan Province and mayors of Taipei and Kaohsiung municipalities.