Most Taiwanese reject one-China as precondition for ties with Beijing

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/08
By: Miao Chung-han and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) Over 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, according to a poll released on Thursday by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC).

The poll found that 73.4 percent of respondents do not recognize China’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 China’s ongoing efforts to limit Taiwan’s international space have undermined Taiwan’s rights and interests and 80.5 percent said that China should recognize the existence of the Republic of China, the official denomination of Taiwan, according to the poll.    [FULL  STORY]

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