Forget About The Forbes’ Lists, Here Are 9 Great Things About Taiwan


Is Taiwan a developed country? We’ll let you be the judge of that. But our island has a lot more merit than you might give it credit for. Here are just nine of them.

1. There’s no proliferation of guns in Taiwan; more than 11,000 people die from gun violence every year in the United States.

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2. Taiwan does not invade other countries, we are a peace-loving country.

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3. Taiwan has a 45.07 percent recycling rate, higher than France’s 42 percent.

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4. Taiwan ranks number 1 in open government data in the Global Open Data Index of 2015 done by Open Knowledge Foundation, higher than the host country, the United Kingdom.

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5. Taiwan has an average of 11.61 species of butterflies per square kilometer, more than Brazil’s 0.37 species.

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6. Taipei’s rate of tourist growth is 14.9 percent, which is higher than Tokyo.

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7. The market share of semi-conductor products manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is 53.7 percent, higher than US-based Globalfoundries’ 9.4 percent.

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8. National Taiwan University Hospital performed 504 ECMO-supported heart transplant operations, which is the highest in all Asian countries. In second place in Asia is Korea with more than 400 operations.

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9. The approval rate of President Ma Ying-jeou is dwindling at 9.2 percent, but it’s higher than former Russian President Boris Yeltsin’s 8 percent when Yeltsin was in office.

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