Date: Nov 09, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
A majority of respondents to a poll released by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus
yesterday supported the landmark meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平).
The survey was conducted by the Apollo Survey and Research Co between 5pm and 10pm on Saturday at the behest of the KMT caucus, following the historic Ma-Xi meeting that took place at 3pm on the same day in Singapore.
It was released amid divided opinions on the potential impacts of the first official meeting between leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait since 1949, when the KMT regime retreated to Taiwan after its defeat by the Chinese Communist Party in the Chinese Civil War.
The poll showed that about 46.1 percent of respondents supported the Ma-Xi meeting, compared with 21 percent who did not. [FULL STORY]