Taiwan stands out by favoring Trump, survey shows

European and Asia-Pacific countries would rather Joe Biden was US president

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/10/17
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

President Donald Trump speaks in Georgia, Friday. (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local media call U.S. President Donald Trump the "most Taiwan friendly U.S. president in history," and a poll backs this up by showing Taiwanese uniquely favor Trump over Joe Biden.

Since being elected, Trump has initiated a golden age of U.S.-Taiwan relations. The best example was Trump's phone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in late 2016 — marking the first time an American president has officially spoken with Taiwan's leader since 1979.

It was followed by the passage of several acts in favor of Taiwan: Taiwan Travel Act (2018), Taiwan International Participation Act (2018), TAIPEI Act (2019), the Act that allows display of Taiwan flag at government agencies – Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty Act (2020), and Taiwan Defense Act (2020).

YouGov, a London-based international research data company, unveiled the results of a similar poll in Europe last week, which shows all the major European countries want Biden to win the U.S. presidential election. A week later, the organization published a survey looking at eight countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific area, and it indicated Biden was more popular in six of the countries.    [FULL  STORY]

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