Date: Jun 11, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
More than 70 percent of Taiwanese reject China’s insistence that “the two sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China” as a political prerequisite for the development of cross-strait relations, a poll released by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) showed.
The poll showed that 73.4 percent of respondents do not recognize Beijing’s adherence to the “one China” principle as a political precondition and consider it an effort to treat Taiwan as a local government.
Meanwhile, 83.9 percent thought that China’s ongoing efforts to limit Taiwan’s international space have undermined the rights and interests of Taiwanese, and 80.5 percent said that China should recognize the existence of the “Republic of China,” according to the poll.
It also showed that 89.4 percent of respondents support the government’s proposal that the two sides should respect each other and settle disagreements through dialogue, while 80.9 percent are in favor of maintaining a peaceful and stable “status quo.” [FULL STORY]