Taiwan: 90% of Taiwan People Oppose China's Anti-Secession Law
Over 90 percent of the people of the Republic of China are opposed to China's newly enacted Anti-Secession Law aimed at Taiwan, ROC representative to Malaysia Wu Wen-ya said Sunday, quoting the results of a recent public opinion survey.
As many as 93 percent of the respondents said they do not support the Anti-Secession Law because it will not only hurt the people of Taiwan but will also sabotage relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, Wu said. According to the survey, Wu went on, more than 90 percent of those polled expressed support for maintaining the cross-Taiwan Strait status quo and using peaceful means to resolve disputes between the two sides. Wu made the remarks during a meeting with reporters in Malaysia.
Also present at the meeting were Hung Jung-min, a member of the Cabinet-level Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission and Chiu Chi, director of the Press Division under the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia. Hung said that the unification versus independence debate should be resolved by plebiscite, adding that should cross-strait political leaders resolve the issue based upon the results of a referendum exclusively for the people of Taiwan, it would be acceptable for the Taiwan public. He proposed that the authorities on either side of the Taiwan Strait set aside the unification versus independence debate and concentrate on stepping up bilateral economic and cultural exchanges.
Meanwhile, Lee Fang-hsin, chairman of the Malaysia-based Association of Taiwanese Manufacturers, said amajority of China-based Taiwanese businessmen are afraid of Beijing's Anti-Secession Law and that some of them are considering relocating their investments elsewhere. According to Lee, people have the right to be free of terror.
Source: CNA News