Most Taiwanese in favor of safeguarding cross-strait peace: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/08
By: Chen Chia-lun and Lilian Wu

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) Over 90 percent of people in Taiwan support the new government’s policy of 201606080024t0001maintaining the status quo of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, according to an opinion poll published by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Wednesday.

The public opinion survey on President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) inaugural speech and cross-strait issues showed 92.8 percent support for her government’s stance of safeguarding the existing peace and stability between Taiwan and China.

The survey also found that 74.4 percent of the Taiwan public agrees with Tsai’s position that cross-strait affairs should be managed on the basis of the Republic of China Constitution, the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, and other laws.

Meanwhile, 74.6 percent of people in Taiwan support President Tsai’s statement that she respects the historical fact of a 1992 meeting between Taiwan and China during which they reached a common understanding, according to the poll.     [FULL  STORY]

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