‘Status quo,’ not independence clause, poll finds

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 06, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

About half of the respondents of an opinion poll said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) should replace the Taiwan independence clause in its charter with a new clause based on maintaining the “status quo” in cross-strait relations, while most respondents said President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has failed to keep her promise to maintain the “status quo.”

The poll, released yesterday by Chinese-language Web site My-formosa.com, asked if the DPP should make Tsai’s cross-strait policy of maintaining the “status quo” a new clause in the DPP’s party charter, with 48.2 percent of respondents in favor and 26 percent against the idea.

Support for a “status quo clause” is even stronger among those identify as DPP supporters, as 56.1 percent of such respondents backed such a clause, while 27 percent did not.

Asked if the DPP should replace its independence clause with the “status quo clause,” 53 percent of the respondents agreed, and 28 percent disagreed.

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