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Taiwan’s vibrant and competitive democratic system has allowed three peaceful transfers of power between rival parties since 2000, and protections for civil liberties are generally robust. Ongoing concerns include Chinese efforts to influence policymaking, the media, and Taiwan’s democratic infrastructure; foreign migrant workers’ vulnerability to exploitation; and disputes over the rights of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people.

Freedom in the World 2021

Freedom in the World — Taiwan Country Report

Taiwan is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2021, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.