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Ma’s ‘one China’ view has left public powerless: poll

SELF-UNDETERMINATION:Of those polled, a majority said the ‘one China’ stance took away their options, with an expert saying it left Taiwanese just one future: unification

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

Almost two in three people advocated maintaining the “status quo,” with 31.9 percent of those polled favoring temporarily maintaining the present cross-strait situation and 34.7 percent calling for the “status quo” to be made permanent, the poll found.

“The results appear to suggest that both Ma’s cross-strait policy and Beijing’s Taiwan policy have been failures because the people of Taiwan are not buying what the president and China are selling,” Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said.

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