Taipei, Taiwan. Editorial credit: beeboys /


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 foreign migrant workers’ vulnerability to exploitation and the Chinese government’s efforts to influence policymaking, the media, and democratic infrastructure in Taiwan.

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.

In the high-stakes battle between states and technology companies, the rights of internet users have become the main casualties. Illustration by Mitch Blunt

Freedom on the Net— Taiwan Country Report

Taiwan is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.