8 Areas Where Taiwan Wins Over The Rest of the World

8 Areas Where Taiwan Wins Over The Rest of the World
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Edited by Olivia Yang

Is Taiwan a developed country? We will let you be the judge of that, but Taiwan actually has a lot more merits than you might have guessed.

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1. There’s no such thing as proliferation of guns in Taiwan, while 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. It is a peace-loving country.

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3. Taiwan has a recycling rate of 45.07%, which is higher than the 42% of France.

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4. The Global Open Data Index of 2015, conducted by the Open Knowledge Foundation, ranked Taiwan first in open government data.

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

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6. The tourist growth rate of Taipei is 14.9%, which is higher than Tokyo.

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7. The market share of foundry products manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) is 53.7%, which is higher than GlobalFoundries’ 9.4%.

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

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9. The approval rate of President Ma is dwindling at 9.2%, but luckily it’s not lower than first Russia President Boris Yeltsin’s 8%.

The News Lens has been authorized to repost this article. The original piece was published on EXP here.

First Editor: Olivia Yang
Second Editor: Hsiang-Yuan Wu


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