Over 80% reject ‘two systems,’ poll finds

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Taipei Times
Date: Jan 10, 2019
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

More than 80 percent of Taiwanese do not accept the “one country, two systems”

Guests take part in a panel organized by the Cross-Strait Policy Association in Taipei yesterday to explain poll results gauging people’s opinions about recent statements on cross-strait relations by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Tsai Ing-wen.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

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]

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