By: Stanley Cheung and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) A majority of people in Hong Kong believe the “one country, two systems” model is not applicable to Taiwan, according to a survey released Tuesday by the University of Hong Kong.
The poll by the university’s Public Opinion Programme conducted earlier this month showed that 59 percent of Hong Kong citizens believed “one country, two systems” is not applicable to Taiwan, up 9 percentage points from the previous poll in August 2018.
It was also the highest since the question was first polled in November 1996, surpassing the previous high of 58.5 percent in March 2015.
Only 29 percent of respondents thought the formula is applicable, down 7 percentage points from the previous poll, and the first time it dipped below 30 percent in the poll’s history. [FULL STORY]