Date: May 04, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Amid snowballing controversy over last month’s deportations of Taiwanese fraud suspects to China, nearly half of respondents in a poll published by the New Party yesterday supported the transportation of such suspects to areas outside of Taiwan for interrogation.
The poll was conducted by Apollo Survey and Research Co — a company affiliated with Want Want China Times Group — at the behest of the party between Thursday and Friday last week following the deportation of 45 Taiwanese fraud suspects to Beijing from Kenya last month.
Asked how the government should handle Taiwanese fraud suspects based overseas who target foreign citizens to better fight transnational telecom scams, 49.1 percent of respondents said sending them to areas other than Taiwan for investigation.
About 33 percent said they believed the suspects should be deported to their home nation for investigation, while 18 percent declined to express a stance or had no opinion, the poll showed. [FULL STORY]