Majority disagrees with Ma’s war statement: poll

‘TREASON’: Ma Ying-jeou has belittled the Taiwanese military and is forcing the public to accept China’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula, an ex-defense chief said

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 25, 2020
By: Aaron Tu, Su Yung-yao and
Dennis Xie / Staff reporters, with staff writer

Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation chairman Michael You, second right, speaks during a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

Nearly 60 percent of Taiwanese disagreed with a statement by former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) that if Beijing were to wage war against Taiwan, “the first battle will be the last,” a survey released yesterday by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy showed.

The poll showed that 33.9 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, 58.3 percent disagreed and 3.7 percent had no opinion.

Ma on Aug. 10 said that if there were to be a war, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) would make it quick, so that its invasion on Taiwan would be over by the time the US military comes to Taiwan’s aide.

“Not to mention that under the current circumstances, it would be impossible for the US military to come at all,” he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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