Dissatisfaction rife with recent changes to Referendum Act: Taiwan Brain Trust
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a new opinion poll, a majority of Taiwanese say
recent changes to the Referendum Act allow plebiscites about Taiwan’s independence or unification with China and about the drawing up of a new Constitution.
The issues are controversial because China threatens the use of military force if the island heads for formal independence.
The Taiwan Brain Trust (新台灣國策智庫) found a lack of support for the Referendum Act changes, with 43.9 percent expressing disappointment and dissatisfaction, while only 28.4 percent said they approved.
When asked whether the people of Taiwan should be allowed to vote in a referendum about issues like independence, unification and a new Constitution, 54.9 percent replied yes and 31.2 percent said no, the Taiwan Brain Trust announced Thursday.