SPORTS FANS?The Trendgo survey said that 57 percent of respondents expressed a positive view of a request that China allows athletes to compete at the Universiade
Date: Nov 09, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
An opinion poll released yesterday showed wide support for Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)
Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) China visit and meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), with respondents saying the trip would be conducive to addressing the cross-strait impasse.
The survey, which gauged perceptions of the meeting, was conducted by New Taipei City-based polling company Trendgo at the KMT’s behest from Friday to Sunday after Hung returned from the five-day trip to China on Thursday last week.
Of those polled, 44.4 percent said they supported Hung’s decision to counter the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) independence clause with the KMT’s new “peace-centered policy platform,” compared with 24.7 percent who said they did not support it.
Fifty-seven percent expressed a positive view toward Hung’s request that Xi allow Chinese athletes to participate in next year’s Summer Universiade in Taipei, with 19.1 percent disapproving of the move, the poll showed.
Hung’s request that Beijing give Taiwan more opportunities to participate at international events — such as the APEC summit in Peru — received the support of 64 percent of respondents, while 11.5 percent disapproved. [FULL STORY]