GENERAL CONSENSUS: President Tsai Ing-wen’s ‘four musts’ received support from 85.2% of respondents, while 61.6% were satisfied with her response to Xi’s speech
Date: Jan 10, 2019
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
More than 80 percent of Taiwanese do not accept the “one country, two systems”
formula and a majority reject the existence of the so-called “1992 consensus,” a survey published yesterday by the Cross-Strait Policy Association found.
Asked whether they supported Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) proposal of a “one country, two systems” model for unification, which would make Taiwan a local government and eliminate the Republic of China (ROC), 80.9 percent answered “no” and 13.7 percent said “yes.”
Even among respondents who identify with the pan-blue camp, the majority — 64.7 percent of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) supporters and 63 percent of People First Party supporters — rejected the formula, the survey found.
In addition, 68.5 percent did not think Beijing’s “one China” principle has room for the ROC, versus 25.5 percent who believed it does. [FULL STORY]