Taiwan Soft Power
★ this site's world No. 1 in 2020~21, 2017~19, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010~12 ★ Top rankings since 1998
speaking, Taiwan's soft power is behind Asian's "world top 20" nations
, including Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand,
China, India, UAE.
2019/2020 THE SOFT POWER by Portland
In 2010, Dr. Joseph Nye said hard & soft power enable Taiwan to deal with China and expand its international space. (Dec. 8, 2010) In 2010 Annette Lu, former vice-president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), advocated the ROC's use of soft power as a model for the resolution of international conflicts. However, in 2013 a series of food safety scandals in Taiwan has hurt consumer confidence, and now there are worries they could dent the island's economic growth and damage tourism (BBC, 11.19.2013). Food safety issues continue till 2018. USA Country Reports on Human Rights practices, 4-20-2018:●the justice ministry was insufficiently independent and conducted politically motivated investigations of politicians. According to Taiwan's national Chung Cheng university survey 2-23-2016, about 80% Taiwanese don't believe the impartiality of Taiwan's judiciary (prosecutors and judges). At Jan. 29, 2015, Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je in <Foreign Policy> commented Taiwanese democracy: "Does Taiwan have democracy? Real democracy means politics belongs to the people. Taiwanese politics belongs to corporations and is controlled by political parties".