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Most young people in Taiwan say they don’t care about China

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National election day is approaching in Taiwan. The election will be held in just two days. International political analysts say that young voters will play an important role in the 13th presidential election in Taiwan. Therefore, American broadcaster CNN has tried to understand the psychology of young voters in Taiwan.

According to CNN, Taiwan’s election is closely watched by two powerful countries in the world – China and America. Because the hostility of these two countries around Taiwan is no longer a secret. China has repeatedly said that Taiwan is part of China and that Taiwan will be annexed to the Chinese mainland at any cost.

Taiwan has been rejecting China’s demand from the beginning and America has always supported Taiwan. As a result, every time China says something about Taiwan, the US reacts immediately.

In such a situation, both China and America want someone to be elected president in Taiwan in the upcoming election, who will be their preferred person. And who will be elected that president depends a lot on the young voters of the country.

According to CNN’s report, previous studies have shown that Taiwan’s relationship with China has always had an impact on the country’s elections. But recent surveys show that young voters are less worried about China.

Young people who identify as ‘Taiwanese’ rather than ‘Chinese’ are more likely to support the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Because this party has a tendency for the independence of Taiwan.

Eight years ago, the youth supported DPP President Tsai Ing-wen in the election. But recent opinion polls have shown that young people of this generation are supporting Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) candidate Ko Wen-Je instead of the DPP candidate.

CNN recently interviewed at least 12 young people between the ages of 20 and 30. All of them identified themselves as Taiwanese and said they did not consider China to be an important factor in the upcoming elections. Some young people said that they do not believe that China can do anything here in a short period of time.

Monica Cheng lives in southern Taiwan. The 28-year-old young sports coach said, ‘We have always known Taiwan as a country and we are Taiwanese. I don’t think there is any difference between China and Taiwan. Only politicians can debate this. We don’t have a headache with these things. Rather, as the debate increases, the division will also increase.’

Several other young people said that these debates are basically ‘political ideological’ debates. Ignoring this, we should maintain the status quo and create a system in which Taiwan retains the right to govern Taiwan.


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