Poll: Over Half of Chinese Support Full-scale War to Take Control of Taiwan
A survey published on May 22 shows that more than half of mainland Chinese support a full-scale war to take control of Taiwan. The survey of 1,824 individuals found that 55 percent are in favor of “launching a unification war to take back Taiwan entirely,” with a third opposing it, and the remainder saying they were unsure. The study was published by academics from the National University of Singapore.
Other results from the survey show that the majority of China is in favor of oppressing and forcing Taiwan into unification.
- 58 percent support initiating limited military campaigns on the outskirts of Taiwan.
- 57 percent agree to using economic sanctions against Taiwan.
- Only 22 percent are fine with the two sides keeping separate political systems.
China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province that must be reunited with the mainland, and it has recently ramped up military pressure on the self-ruled island. Last August, China launched a series of military drills when former United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. A meeting in California last month between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Pelosi’s successor, Kevin McCarthy, prompted another series of large-scale exercises, simulating a full-scale attack on Taiwan.
The Trumpet said: China will eventually force Taiwan in submission. In the August 1998 Philadelphia Trumpet, editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote:
How could anyone fail to see that Taiwan is destined to become a part of mainland China? These 21 million people [now 23.6 million] are going to be forced into the Chinese mold ….
To learn more, read “Taiwan Betrayal.”