Day 19

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Taiwan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

When the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, an incensed China tested missiles directly over Taiwan, again threatening with its military power. A ministry spokeswoman said that Taiwan rejects China’s “One Country, Two Systems” plan saying that as mainland China has never actually ruled Taiwan, it has no right to lay claim to it or decide its future; a decision that can only be made by the people of Taiwan. Pray that Taiwan may see a new beginning; a coming out from under the oppressive threat of mainland China. Pray for wisdom for all involved. Pray for peace over this region (The Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:16).

Source: Taiwan Rejects China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Plan for the Island (US News)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Although Taiwan has enjoyed relative independence for more than 60 years, China has rapidly increased its intimidation of the tiny island nation in recent years. 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%