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Education contains data on the status of education at various stages, net percentage of graduates entering advanced levels, opportunity for graduates entering advanced levels, educational attainments, and educational expenditure. All of the educational statistics are obtained from the Educational Statistics and the Education Statistical Indicators, both compiled by the Ministry of Education based on statistical reports regularly submitted by all of the public and private schools, except for information on educational attainments which come from the official statistics of the Ministry of the Interior. On the front of science and technology, this chapter contains data on national research and development (R&D) expenditures, publication of scientific and technical (S&T) papers and number of patents granted. Information on R&D expenditures and publication of (S&T) papers are obtained from the Indicators of Science and Technology, compiled from results of the Annual National Technology survey conducted by the National Science Council, Executive Yuan. On the front of culture, this chapter contains data on the status of libraries and the status of historic relics. Information on culture is obtained from official statistics compiled by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture, respectively. On the front of mass communication, this chapter introduces the status of mass communication enterprieses and the saturation rates for newspapers and magazines. The information on mass communication enterprises come from official statistics produced by the Ministry of Finance while that on newspapers and magazines, from the Report on the Survey of Family Income and Expenditure published by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan.