Day 19

MAY | 2022

Taiwan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Russia’s war in Ukraine is causing many to wonder if China has the same plans for Taiwan, including the use of military force. Just hours after a US delegation arrived in Taiwan in April, China launched drills around Taiwan, including navy frigates, bombers, and fighter planes. Pray for ongoing wisdom and courage for leaders in Taiwan. Pray for the Lord’s plans and purposes to prevail. Remember that the grass withers and the flowers fall, leaders rise to power and fall from power, and there are times of war and times of peace, but the Word of our all-powerful God endures forever (The Bible, Isaiah 40:8).

Source: China conducts fresh military drills around Taiwan as warning for US ‘bad actions’ (DW)

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%