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Sep 21, 2011

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Latest DPP survey out of the DPP English blog supports a basic contention most of the pro-green camp has been making for a long time -- that Taiwanese do not support the underlying principles of the '92 consensus; and  they believe the ROC is the same as Taiwan, not merely one of its provinces.

The survey closes with what I consider to be more leading questions about approval of Tsai's latest policy proposals, but overall I feel those first several questions probably present a very representative view of Taiwan public opinion. 

2 comments:

STOP Ma said...

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"...and they believe the ROC is the same as Taiwan, not merely one of its provinces..."

This survey actually does not confirm this (although it is the truth). It DOES confirm that the Taiwanese do not believe in the "one China" principle. The question asking if the Taiwanese think ROC = One China is confounded by adding "ROC = China".

The question I would have asked would have been...

"Do you believe that a "consensus" can be considered an outcome when the definition of the underlying principle of an agreement is not agreed upon?"

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"Do you believe that the so-called '1992 Consensus' can actually be called a 'consensus' when the definition of 'one-China' was not agreed upon?"

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"Does the so-called '1992 Consensus' adhere to the principles of logic?"


Actually, the question asking whether Taiwanese 'understand' the so-called '1992 Consensus' is quite telling, IMO. Most DON'T understand it. Maybe it's because of the obvious cognitive dissonance when using the word 'consensus' -- ya think?!
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Anonymous said...

hello there, i'm wondering how's the current status of the language development bill now?

i read your entries in april 2008 that says it's still pending, but there are news articles that says it's been approved/passed?

http://www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=73875&ctNode=5

hope you can help with this! i've been looking for an answer regarding this for while now :)