Dozens of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for the disputed Senkaku Islands which are also claimed by China and Japan. [http:--mainichi.jp-english-english-newsselect-news-20120924p2g00m0dm084000c.html (Kyodo News via "Mainichi Shimbun")]date=August 2019 [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-313830-taiwan-flotilla-leaves-for-disputed-islands ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019
Voters in the Republic of China go to the polls for the 2012 presidential election. Incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou ultimately wins re-election with 51% of the vote, defeating Democratic Progressive Party chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen.
Computer security company McAfee says hackers based in the People's Republic of China have targeted computer networks of global oil companies and individuals in Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Greece, and the United States, to steal information starting in 2009.