percent of the people of Taiwan (74.2% to be exact) agree
with President Lee Teng-hui's recent policy shift where he
announced that from now on relations between Taiwan and the
People's Republic of China (PRC) would be "state-to-state
relations" and that Taiwan is no longer a "political entity"
because Beijing was effectively using it to undermine the
legitimacy of the island's government. 17.3% disagreed.
survey, conducted on July 14 and 15 by the Chinese Association
for EurAsian Studies, produced some other noteworthy results:
86.9% of respondents said that the PRC is a state. 93.5% think
the Republic of China is a state. [This might explain the
large support for the "state-to-state" concept. C.B.]
88.4% disagreed that Taiwan is part of the PRC. 90.8% opposed
the notion that the "ROC does not exist" as claimed by Beijing.
94.3% opposed Beijing's continued threats to Taiwan.
79% supported the idea that Taiwan should continue developing
diplomatic ties with other countries despite the possibility
despite exacerbating tensions with Beijing.
75.3% supported the idea that Taiwan should continue pushing
for UN membership.