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DW: Survey Shows 60 Percent of Young Hong Kong Residents Support Taiwan Independence

Deutsche Welle reported on a telephone poll of 1,000 Hong Kong residents that was conducted on August 6-9. The results showed that 34 percent of those polled support Taiwan Independence while 54 percent disapprove. The end result is the same as the one conducted six month ago. However, among those whose ages are 18 through 29, 60 percent of those polled support Taiwan Independence. That result is consistent with the past three surveys conducted since 2017. As to the question of whether Taiwan should join the United Nations, 59 percent of all respondents said yes and 29 percent said no. The article quoted a research fellow from Hong Kong University who had an interview with Reuters. He said that even though Hong Kong people oppose Taiwan’s independence, they continue to support giving Taiwan more international space. Further analysis shows that the older age group tends to be inclined to oppose Taiwan and Tibet’s independence while the younger age group is more pessimistic about the reunification of the mainland with Taiwan.

Source: Deutsche Welle, August 24, 2018