Date: Sep 18, 2018
By: Ann Maxon / Staff reporter
About 60 percent of respondents in a poll said that holders of new Chinese residency
cards should report to and be regulated by the government, the Cross-Strait Policy Association said yesterday.
The poll showed that 59.6 percent of respondents would support a requirement that cardholders report to local authorities, while 30.4 percent disagreed, association president Stephen Tan (譚耀南) told a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Asked whether they would support the government imposing regulatory measures or restrictions on cardholders, 58.4 percent said they would, whereas 37.4 percent said they would not.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they agreed that applying for the card entails privacy risks, given China’s strict surveillance of its citizens, compared with 34.4 percent who disagreed. [FULL STORY]