Day 19

DECEMBER | 2021

Taiwan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

These are troubling times for Taiwan with ever-increasing tensions with mainland China. Many nations are being drawn into the debate about the future of this nation and whether war with China is imminent. Into this troubled world, God the Father sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to bring reconciliation and peace. As we pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Taiwan and Hong Kong, we pray that the Lord of peace Himself give them peace at all times and in every way. He is Emmanuel—God with us (The Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:16).

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%