Taiwan TW

1,332,693

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

36,551

Indicated decisions 2014

23.4 million

Population

1.4 million

Christians
649,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Taiwan
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Officially a province of China, but people speak Taiwanese and have a different culture.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Buddhism
  • Human Development Index

    NR/186
  • Internet Access

    80% (26th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Chinese, Taiwanese (66.2%, most settled here 300 years ago); Chinese, Hakka (15%, most settled here 200 years ago); Mainland Chinese (15%, refugees from mainland China from 1945-1950); Austronesian mountain peoples (1.7%).
  • Common Languages

    Mandarin, Hoklo and Hakka widely spoken
  • Economy

    One of the world’s most active export economies, with economic ties to mainland China.
    Gambling and sex industry are common in Taiwanese society.
  • History / Politics

    Under Japanese rule from1895 to1945, but then given to Nationalist Government of China.
    Nationalist Chinese leaders fled here after mainland fell to communists in 1949.
    Now a multiparty democracy; Despite tensions, has close economic and cultural ties to China.
    Taiwan functions as independent state, but by law is a province of mainland China.
  • Spirituality

    Buddhism now grows strongly among professionals, and folk religions are very strong.
    Taiwan remains the only Han Chinese population without a spiritual breakthrough.
    Even mainland Chinese comment on the spiritual darkness in Taiwan.
    Recently, growth in mega-churches, house churches, and Charismatics has occurred.
    Churches putting more emphasis on prayer, evangelism, and community outreach.
    Many Christians focus on careers and education of their children, not on spiritual matters.
    There are not enough pastors for current needs, especially in the rural areas of nation.
  • Prayers

    Pray for a spiritual breakthrough in Taiwan.
    Pray against the wealth, gambling, and other vices that draw people away from Christ.
    Pray that the growth of mega-churches, house churches, and Charismatics gains speed.
    Pray for greater insight in current Christians and the outreach to others for the Gospel.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.

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