Staff writer, with CNAMost people in Taiwan, 83.4 percent, do not want to alter the “status quo” between Taiwan and China, an opinion poll commissioned by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) published on Thursday found. Of the respondents who wished to keep the “status quo,” 31.1 percent believed in being able to make decisions on cross-strait relations in the future, while 22.3 percent wished to keep the situation the way it is indefinitely. Sixteen percent of the respondents who wished to maintain the “status quo” want political integration between the two sides, while 14 percent support independence, the council said. Of the respondents, 8.6 percent wanted Taiwan to declare independence as soon as possible, while 3.1 percent wanted political integration right away. According to MAC records, the number of respondents who wanted Taiwan to declare independence as soon as possible and the number who wanted to keep the “status quo” with future political integration were the highest in 10 years.
Source: Taipei Times November 03, 2018 16:02 UTC