China-Taiwan tensions: Survey finds 78% of Taiwanese not afraid of Chinese military exercises

Taipei, August 17th: A poll on Tuesday revealed that 78% of Taiwanese are not afraid of China’s military exercises. According to a survey by the Taiwan Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF), 52.9% of Taiwanese welcome House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to the Taiwan Autonomous Region, Taiwan News reports.

A majority of those surveyed said the visit would have been necessary to proceed even if the scale of China’s military action had been known in advance. Given the wave of Chinese missile launches and military exercises near Taiwan that followed Pelosi’s visit, 52.9% said Pelosi had to go ahead with the visit, while 33.6% said Taipei I replied that I should have canceled the visit. Read more | US Air Force tests nuclear-capable long-range missile amid global tensions.

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In the TPOF survey, 39% of respondents viewed war with China as “somewhat likely” in the imminent future, while 53% said it was “less likely or not likely at all.” I also understand that there are

A TPOF poll found that sentiment about the possibility of the US sending troops to defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack was more evenly split. 44.1% had the opposite opinion.

TPOF conducted the poll on August 8-9, resulting in 1,035 valid samples with a margin of error of 3.05%. The survey was conducted while another US congressional delegation was visiting the autonomous islands.

New delegation of US lawmakers visits Taiwan less than two weeks after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to an autonomous island angered China and launched major military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. is doing.

A U.S. congressional delegation led by Senator Ed Markey arrived in Taipei on Sunday for a previously unannounced two-day visit following a trip from Pelosi earlier this month. did.

Meanwhile, the Chinese military said it conducted more exercises near Taiwan’s Penghu Islands as a group of US congressmen met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Seventeen Chinese military aircraft and five ships crossed the central line of the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) tracked 17 Chinese military planes and five ships across the country as of 5 p.m. Monday, Taiwan News reported.

Of the 17 aircraft of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), 4 Sukhoi Su-30 fighters, 3 Shenyang J-11 fighter jets, 2 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets and 1 Shaanxi Ten Chinese aircraft, including the Y-8 transport plane, crossed the center line of the Taiwan Strait, according to the Ministry of Defense.

Taiwan has deployed combat air patrol planes and ships, as well as land-based missile systems to monitor Chinese aircraft and naval vessels, Taiwan News reported.

China’s ruling party, the Chinese Communist Party, considers Taiwan part of its territory, even though it has never ruled Taiwan, and is willing to “reunify” it with mainland China if necessary. I promised you a long time.

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