1. Do you like Hu Jintao? (Question asked in Taiwan)
Don’t know 25.4%
2. Do you like Ma Ying-jeou? (Question asked in China)That one was kinda predictable... but a couple of other questions are more interesting...
Don’t know 13.3%
3. How do you regard the people on the Mainland? (Question asked in Taiwan)The question on Taiwan's "ultimate destiny" revealed the most, I think. While just 16.1% thought Taiwan would be "reunified", and less than 10% said we'd wind up independent, some 60% thought the status quo be the ultimate destiny of Taiwan. Apparently a large chunk of the electorate thinks that tomorrow will be just like today, only more so.
They are business partners 53.6%
They are friends 13.3%
4. How do you regard the people on Taiwan? (Question asked in China)
They are family and relatives 52.3%
They are business partners 16.2%
7. Do you want to buy products from the Mainland? If so, what do you want to buy? (Question asked in Taiwan)
Foodstuff or local specialties 4.2%
Art work 3%
8. Do you want to buy products from Taiwan? If so, what do you want to buy? (Question asked in China)
Local specialties 53.2%
Garments and name-brand goods 27.3%
Electronic products 24.9%
Cars or motorcycles 15.9%
Books or CDs 10.8%
- Another KMT legislator's election annulled for hijinks.
- Acer featured in NYTimes.
- Seriously: people out there appear to be concerned that their children will be corrupted by being in class with Chen Shui-bian's 6 year old grandchild.
- Local photographer Craig Ferguson does a photo critique on how to process a photo.
- No, I don't think "adogah" is a racist term, but Dan Bloom looks at it. UPDATE: My confusion, Dan doesn't think it is racist.
- The Northwest Pacific region, including Taiwan, may face fewer typhoons this year.
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