By: Lu Hsin-hui, Kelven Huaang and Lilian Wu
Taipei, May 8 (CNA) Nearly 70 percent of Taiwanese opposed the comment
made by ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) during a recent trip to China that “both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China,” according to a poll conducted by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Chu said on May 4 ahead of his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) that through the efforts of Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation and China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait in 1992, a consensus was reached that “both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China, but with each side ascribing different content and definitions to the concept of one China.”
The DPP poll asked respondents if they agreed that “both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China,” with 66.7 percent disagreeing and 23.3 percent agreeing, said DPP spokesman Cheng Yun-peng (鄭運鵬). [FULL STORY]