Public blames China for WHA woes

PERCEPTIONS:A poll by the Cross-Strait Policy Foundation found a majority back Tsai’s cross-strait policies, and feel Taiwan should not accept the ‘1992 consensus’

Taipei Times
Date: May 15, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

Nearly 60 percent of the public blame China for Taiwan’s likely exclusion from this

Cross-Strait Policy Foundation chairman Wang Zhin-sheng yesterday discusses the results of the foundation’s latest opinion poll during a news conference at National Taiwan University in Taipei. Photo: CNA

year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), with the majority saying the government should take a tougher line on the issue, according to an opinion poll released yesterday.

The monthly poll conducted by the Cross-Strait Policy Foundation found that 56.2 percent of respondents blamed China for Taiwan’s WHA exclusion, while 29.8 percent said the government is responsible.

Asked if the government should call an international news conference to seek WHA participation, 68.9 percent of respondents said yes, while 69 percent said an official delegation should visit Geneva, Switzerland, during the WHA meeting to lodge a formal complaint about Taiwan’s exclusion.

Asked if they believed the government had tried hard to seek WHA participation, 58.5 percent of respondents said yes, but 29 percent said it did not.

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