Day 19

AUGUST | 2021

Taiwan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

For the first time, Japan has directly commented on the crisis around Taiwan and the increasing military might of China. Japan has said it will defend Taiwan together with the US should China invade. Today we declare with holy faith that when the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. We bless Taiwan to prosper. We bless the Church in Taiwan to be strengthened and encouraged. We bless every effort of Christian ministries in Taiwan to reach the nation with the love, grace and salvation of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Proverbs 11:10).

Source: Japan warns of crisis over Taiwan, holds grave concerns about China’s military build-up (Sydney Morning Herald)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Although Taiwan has enjoyed relative independence for more than 60 years, in the last three years China has increased its intimidation of the tiny island nation. China’s overall strategy continues to use both persuasion and coercion to hinder the development of attitudes favoring independence in the “rebel” Taiwan. China’s focus on building military strength is seen as a threat by Taiwan as it continues to maintain its autonomy. Taiwan has continued to foster connections with sympathetic international allies. With a strong economy, Taiwan is a leader in computer technology.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Tsai Ing-wen
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo
POPULATION
23,415,000
CHRISTIANS
4.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.5%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Ethnic Religions
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
Unknown
LIFE EXPECTANCY
78.97 yrs
LITERACY RATE
98.29%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
1.5%