Official Country Name:Republic of China
Government:Unitary Semi-Presidential Constitutional Republic
Official Languages:Chinese, Mandarin
Religious Demographics:Ethnic Religions ±60%, Buddhist ±27%, Christian ±6%, (Evangelical 3.3%) Non-religious ±2%, Other ±2%
Number of Evangelicals
A Gateway to the Unreached
Taiwan is often a topic of heated political conversations due to the tension in its relationship with mainland China. The population is composed of Han Chinese, Hakka Chinese, Hokla Chinese, Taiwanese Aboriginals, and migrants from many other countries. Despite recent expectations for a recession, the economy remains one of the top ranked in Asia, at 6th. The Taiwanese church is small but is growing among the Chinese, Aboriginals, and migrants. Taiwan ranks extremely high for religious freedoms, meaning that citizens are free to practice religion as they so choose. Though sending statistics from Taiwan are relatively small, with cultural similarities to many countries in the Middle East, there is potential for this to change. Additionally, Taiwan is often used as a gateway to mainland China. Christian resources for missions are often printed there and trainings for mainland Chinese nationals are also prevalent in Taiwan, due to their religious freedom. Taiwan has already begun moving towards an indigenous mobilization movement and ranks Moderate on our Mobilization Potential scale.