21 Nov 2008

[Freedom House] Map of Freedom: TAIWAN 2008

Freedom in the World 2008 (Map of Freedom 2008)

Report on Taiwan (2008)

Capital: Taipei

Population: 22,900,000

Political Rights Score: 2
Civil Liberties Score: 1
Status: Free

Taiwan’s political elite became embroiled in a series of corruption scandals in 2007 that tarnished the reputation of leading figures in both the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the opposition Kuomintang (KMT). Meanwhile, in the run-up to the 2008 legislative and presidential elections, cross-strait relations and the issue of “Taiwan identity” took center stage, much to the alarm of officials in both Beijing and Washington. (Read Details)