Poll Confirms Popular Rejection of China’s Taiwan Unification Attempts

Amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, a survey found around 90% of people rejected Beijing’s persistent claims that Taiwan was part of China.

“About 90% rejected Beijing’s persistent claims that Taiwan is part of China and their efforts to limit the small country’s international space and threaten it with military force,” Taiwan News quoted Radio Taiwan International as reporting ( RTI).

The survey found that 88.6 percent approved of the government seeking closer cooperation with other democracies to safeguard peace in the Taiwan Strait. More than 70% also expressed support for legislative efforts to prevent top tech experts from being drawn to jobs in China.

According to the opinion poll results, 74.6 percent of Taiwanese considered China to be hostile to the Taiwanese government, and 59.3 percent said it also showed a hostile attitude towards the Taiwanese people.

While more than 80% agreed with the government’s position that Taiwan’s future and the development of relations with China should be subject to a decision by Taiwan’s 23 million people.

Beijing claims full sovereignty over Taiwan, a democracy of nearly 24 million people off the southeast coast of mainland China, despite the two sides having been governed separately for more than seven decades.

Taipei, on the other hand, has countered Chinese aggression by strengthening its strategic ties with democracies, including the United States, which Beijing has repeatedly opposed.

In addition, Taiwan has been extremely concerned about the situation in Hong Kong since Beijing passed the National Security Law in 2020. The disappearance of democracy, freedom and human rights in Hong Kong proves that ” one country, two systems” is a lie.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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