The News Lens
Translated by Shin-wei Chang
A recent poll shows 35% Hongkongese surveyed support Taiwan’s
independence, which is the highest record in the last 21 years. What’s more, up to 67% of young people in Hong Kong support Taiwan’s independence.
A latest survey conducted by the Public Opinion Programme of The University of Hong Kong shows that there are 35% of respondents in Hong Kong that support Taiwan’s independence, indicating a growth of 6% compared to results last year. 67% among the younger respondents aging between 18 to 29 years old support Taiwan’s independence.
The survey interviewed 1,004 residents in Hong Kong from February 19 to March 3. 52% of the people interviewed oppose the idea of Taiwan’s independence, which is more than the 35% that support the idea. However, the net value for support has risen to -17%, hitting a highest record in the last 21 years since a -6.8% in 1995.
The report also reveals 47% of Hongkongers support Taiwan in rejoining the UN, while only 33% have faith in the applicability of “one country, two systems” to Taiwan. Moreover, only 28% of the respondents have confidence in cross-strait reunification. [FULL STORY]