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Taiwan world's 25th most reputable country: Reputation Institute

Taiwan world's 25th most reputable country: Reputation Institute

Ottawa, Sept. 27 (CNA) Taiwan was rated the 25th most reputable country in the world, according to a report released Tuesday by Reputation Institute, a global consulting firm specializing in reputation management. Taiwan was ranked in the middle tier in the Reputation Institute's 2011 Country RepTrak, an annual study measuring the public's perceptions of 50 major countries around the world. Canada earned the highest reputation in the rankings, followed by Sweden, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand in that order. The Reputation Institute said the high reputation of these countries could be attributed to their steady democracies, high GDP per capita, focus on active lifestyles, well developed political systems and perceived neutrality with regard to international political upheavals. Taiwan was ahead of South Korea, 34th; China, 43rd; and Russia, 45th. The Reputation Institute study measures the overall trust, esteem, admiration and good feelings the public holds toward these countries. It also considers the public's perceptions on 16 different attributes, including the quality of life, safety of the living environment and attention to the environment. The 2011 rankings were based on results obtained from more than 42,000 respondents worldwide. The institute said its latest survey showed some big movements between 2009 and 2011, such as Spain, Ireland and Greece dropping by five, six and seven places, respectively. In contrast, Germany climbed five spots during that period to 11th place. Japan was ranked 12th in the 2011 survey, Singapore 20th, and the United States two notches ahead of Taiwan at 23rd. According to the institute, being perceived as a safe country and a country with friendly people are very important attributes that drive a country's reputation. This could explain Mexico's plunge from 24th in 2009 to 35th this year, as it is increasingly struggling with an image of a violent, lawless country, the report said. The three lowest ranked countries -- Pakistan, Iran and Iraq -- were generally perceived as struggling with political instability, according to the report. (By Ho Shih-huang and Sofia Wu)


Updated : 2021-06-19 21:02 GMT+08:00