Report Shows Public Fears of Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Are Growing

Report Shows Public Fears of Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Are Growing

( – A Formosa poll reported on March 28, shows how 1,082 adults in Taiwan over the age of 20 feel about potential conflicts with China. Results the group gathered reveal citizens worry about the potential for China to invade the small island nation, with 4 in 10 people believing an invasion to be a probability. This was an increase of 10% from a poll conducted before the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) lays claim to Taiwan as part of China. For over 70 years, there has been tension about the island’s independence. Officials in Beijing refuse to rule out using the military to regain control of the territory.

In response to whether they think China will try to use military power to annex Taiwan, 37.4% say they believe it will happen. But 55% think it is unlikely there will be war.

The poll also revealed confidence that the US still values the Taiwanese people. While many in the nation think the ability to hold off China is directly related to the support it received from the US, most respondents believe it would be similar to the Russia-Ukraine situation with Taiwan having the will to defend itself alone.

When asked if war is inevitable, 55.9% of people said no. But there was no solid idea of how far the situation would go to secure Taiwan’s independence, and only 48.9% said it was worth fighting to the death to ensure China did not force unification.

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