70% of Taiwanese agree Taiwan was never part of China

70% of Taiwanese poll respondents agree with Pompeo that 'Taiwan has not been a part of China'

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/11/24
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Protestors making it clear that Taiwan is separate from China. (Internet image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of Taiwanese surveyed — 70 percent — agree with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comment earlier this month that Taiwan has never been part of China.

When asked on the Hugh Hewitt show on Nov. 12 about China's threat to take Taiwan by force, Pompeo emphasized that the U.S. has always recognized Taiwan to be a separate country by saying:

“Taiwan has not been a part of China. And that was recognized with the work that the Reagan administration did to lay out the policy that the United States has adhered to now for three and a half decades.”

When asked in the latest poll by the Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF, 台灣民意基金會) whether they agree with the statement "Taiwan has never been part of China," 70 percent of Taiwanese respondents said they agree. Only 22.5 percent said they disagree with the statement, a difference of more than 47 percentage points.    [FULL  STORY]

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