Island nation has steadily improved standing from first index in 2008
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
During the decade that the two think tanks have drawn up the list, Taiwan has turned into one of its strongest climbers, CNA reported. The Cato Institute is a libertarian organization based in Washington and founded by businessman Charles Koch, a prominent Republican Party backer, while the Fraser Institute is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
The latest version of the annual index measures personal, economic and human freedoms in 162 countries and territories in 2018, using information for the most recent year that completed data is available for.
Taiwan was one of 87 countries that improved its rating compared to the previous year and moved up two places. Seen over the decade since the publication of the index started, Taiwan was one of the countries with the fastest improvements, CNA reported.