Arts & Culture 
 Human Rights 
 U.S. Asian Policy 

Home > East Asia > 

Half of Taiwan's surveyed population believes “Three Links” threatens state security

 Related Articles
Taiwan's Culture of Food
Hong Kong's Biggest Rights Violation Since 1997
Global Chinese Dance Competition Opens in New York
The EU's Approach toward Relations with Tokyo and Beijing
Chinese Internet Fees Higher Than Developed Countries
Ensuring the "Go Abroad" Policy Serves China's Domestic Priorities
Divine Performing Arts Show Honored in Taipei
China and Zambia:
TV Network Calls on Canada to Expel High-Ranking Chinese Official Over Interference
Taiwan's Threat Perceptions:
The latest survey on issues related to “Three Links” shows that 49.99% of Taiwanese people interviewed believe that Beijing’s proposal of “Three Links” (direct transportation link, direct postal link, and direct business link between Mainland China and Taiwan) may constitute a security threat to Taiwan. 61.51% believe, however, that “Three Links” may be helpful to national economic development. 43.2% think that “Three Links” is not an urgent issue for Taiwan.

On President Chen Shui-bian’s recent remark that “direct transportation is not a cure-all medicine for economic development”, 36.69% of the interviewed population agreed with it, while 32.23% disagreed. This survey was conducted between November 14 and 17 in Taiwan, with a sample population of 8,103 people and a margin of error of 2.99%.

© Copyright 2002-2007 AFAR