All relevant political actors accept the democratic institutions as legitimate and there are no attempts to realize political goals outside of legally defined democratic channels.

Economically, Taiwan has done quite well in the review period and has recovered from the recent slump. Exports grew 13.2% in 2017 and are projected to have risen 5.9% in 2018. Inflation was very low in 2017 (0.6%) and almost stagnant in 2018 (-0.05%).

Taiwan does not receive international development assistance, but makes sensible use of international cooperation to further its political and economic goals.

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