An expert said Taiwanese people were in denial of the reality.
Fear of war dips in Taiwan despite rise in US-China tensions over island. Annual poll finds Taiwanese fear of conflict in coming months has fallen 15 percentage points in the past year
, 35.4% of respondents said they were worried about a military conflict breaking out over the Taiwan Strait within the next year, a decrease of nearly 15 percentage points on last year’s survey. The survey also found 59.7% of people do not think Beijing will ultimately use force to take Taiwan, while more than 35% believed it would.
Beijing considers Taiwan to be a breakaway province of Chinaand has pledged to take it by force if necessary. Some analysts see Xi Jinping’s “reunification” pledge as a key goal of his legacy, but the current democratically elected government in Taipei says the island is already a de-facto independent nation.Read more: Yahoo Singapore »