Taiwan’s government is the Republic of China. This is not to be confused with the “People’s Republic of China” which is the commonly known as Communist China which is known for political executions, arresting suspected foreigners as “spies”, and other gross human rights violations. Despite this, hundreds of thousands of Westerners travel to China for study, not knowing what fate awaits them.
Taiwan on the other hand is a Democratic country where the rule of law is respected. Foreigners are treated by the government with perhaps a level of respect not found anywhere else as Taiwan is striving to be diplomatically recognized by the West.
Gaining entry to Taiwan is far more simple and easy for foreigners than China. Americans, Australians, and Canadians can stay without a visa for up to 30 days. British and Irish citizens may stay up to 90 days without a visa. All travelers entering Taiwan without a visa require confirmed return air tickets or proof of onward travel.