Date: September 25, 2015
Taiwan poll finds most identify with Chinese ethnicityOver 83 percent of people in Taiwan
strongly identify with Chinese ethnicity as confirmed by the results of a recent TCF survey. (CNA)
The majority of people in Taiwan consider themselves ethnically Chinese, according to a survey released Sept. 23 by nongovernmental organization Taiwan Competitiveness Forum.
Conducted quarterly, the poll found 83.6 percent of respondents see themselves part of the ethnic Chinese community on the basis of shared cultural heritage, ethnicity, history and language.
Hsieh Ming-hui, CEO of Taipei City-based TCF, said the number has topped 80 percent in recent surveys. “This cultural identification remains highly stable in the run up to the ROC presidential election in January next year.”
Of the three leading candidates for the ROC’s top job, the survey found Hung Hsiu-chu of the ruling Kuomintang won 19.1 percent support for her cross-strait policy. James Soong of the People First Party and Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party garnered 10.8 percent and 25.3 percent, respectively. [FULL STORY]