The China Post
Date: June 1, 2017
By: The China Post news staff and CNA
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has been listed 41st on the 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI)
and the sixth most peaceful country in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the GPI rankings that were released Thursday.
The GPI, issued annually by the Sydney-based non-profit Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) since 2007, ranks 163 countries that account for 99.7% of the world’s population.
The index gauges global peace by taking into account 23 factors within three main domains — the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic or international conflict, and the degree of militarization.
The Australian institute uses a 1-5 scoring system to gauge each indicator, with a high score indicating a low level of peacefulness. [FULL STORY]