每日英語跟讀 Ep.K133: About Taiwan- Taiwan ranked No. 1 by expats in 2021 ‘year of uncertainty’
Taiwan has been ranked the number 1 place to live and work in 2021 by expats worldwide on Tuesday, mainly due to its great medical care and quality of life.
According to Bloomberg, the survey conducted by InterNations, a Munich-based network consisting of about 4 million expats, showed that 96% of the 12,420 expats surveyed were happy with the quality of care in Taiwan.
The article explained that expats were reported to felt more satisfaction regarding job security and the overall local economies than those in other places.
The report, which also ranked categories such as cost of living, ease of settling in, and overall quality of life, showed that 94% of expats in Taiwan are happy with its affordability.
In addition, not one single expat surveyed said they felt unsafe in Taiwan, and one surveyor added that “Taiwan’s healthcare system truly considers people as human beings instead of mere numbers.”
Taiwan ranked slightly lower in the “ease of settling in” category at the 13th place but was compensated with its “friendliness” rank, landing the top spot.
Comparatively, the U.S. received low scores for quality of life and cost of living during the “year of uncertainty.”
“Expats reported a distaste for some elements of the health-care system: Just 20% were satisfied with its affordability, and 19% say the quality of care is negative,” Bloomberg reported
唐鳳推「簡訊實聯制」日本爆紅！日網羨炸喊：想搬去台灣 | Japanese praise Taiwan’s new contact tracing system
With the continuous spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) confirmed on Wednesday 267 new local COVID-19 cases.
In addition, the CECC announced that all parts of Taiwan will raise its epidemic warning to level 3.
Following government regulations, people now need to provide their real names and contact information whenever they enter or leave a store or take mass transportation.
In this regard, Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang, quickly launched a “text message real-name registration system,” which can successfully register personal data in just a few seconds, making it more convenient for the public.
The news immediately sparked discussions among Japanese social media users who expressed envy over the newly launched system.
Japanese social media users quickly posted Taiwan’s “text message system” to Twitter, which led to many joining in on the discussion.
Some remarked: “Taiwan is truly efficient!”; “I envy Taiwan so much”; “I really want to move to Taiwan” and “Help Japan too.”
In addition, a social media user even left a message to Audrey Tang saying, “I really want to make a wish to Audrey Tang.”
They expressed hope that Taiwan can follow the example of European countries to produce a “real-name registration app” so the public doesn’t have to write down personal information.
Source article: https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210519-2490133;https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210520-2495017
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