Source: Taiwan Today
Date: January 29, 2016
Taiwan was classified as a free nation for the 18th consecutive year by
U.S.-based Freedom House in its 2016 Freedom in the World report released Jan. 27.
With a score of 1 in political rights, 2 in civil liberties and an overall freedom rating of 1.5, the same as 2015, Taiwan’s aggregate score of 89 points out of 100 put it behind only Japan in Asia.
Other free nations in the region include India, Mongolia and South Korea. Mainland China was once again listed as not free, while Hong Kong and Singapore remained partly free.
The report ranks nations on a scale of 1 to 7 in both categories, with 1 being the freest and 7 the least free. A nation’s overall status is determined by the average of its ratings in the two categories. A score of 1 to 2.5 is classified as free; 3 to 5, partly free; and 6 and above, not free. [FULL STORY]