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 — Taiwan Country Report
Taiwan is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
- 2019 Taiwan Country Report
- 2020 Country Report — Coming Soon!
New Report: The global decline in democracy has accelerated
March 3, 2021
Taiwan’s Exemplary Democracy Deserves America’s Attention and Support
July 15, 2019
A Forgotten Legacy: American Labor’s Pioneering Role in Global Support for Democracy
June 3, 2019
Worried about Huawei? Take a closer look at Tencent
March 29, 2019
UN: World Health Organization Shuns Taiwan and Its Journalists
May 15, 2018
Taiwan Declaration in Support of Religious Freedom
February 23, 2016