Date: Aug 04, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Nearly 60 percent of Taiwanese disapprove of students’ rallies and the encirclement of the
Ministry of Education compound to express their opposition to a series of revisions to the history curriculum guidelines for senior-high schools, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) released yesterday
The survey, conducted by Trend Survey and Research on Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, showed that 58.9 percent of respondents said they disapproved of the methods used by the students to express their objections to the revised textbook guidelines, while 36.2 percent said they supported the students’ actions.
Asked if they supported surrounding the compound to demand the resignation of Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華), 58.4 percent of respondents replied “No,” while 32.3 percent said “Yes.”
Students have taken to the streets in recent weeks to oppose changes to high-school history curriculum guidelines, which, according to the demonstrators, “are presented from the perspective of Chinese unification.” [FULL STORY]