Here is part of the TP Times article.
[quote=“TP Times”]Poll highlights [color=red]uncertainty on ties with China[/color]
SURVEY SAYS: Democracy activist Wang Dan said he was appalled that [color=red]many respondents to a survey could not say whether Taiwan was part of the PRC [/color]
By Chang Yun-ping
Thursday, Mar 16, 2006,Page 1
Advertising Chinese democracy activist Wang Dan (王丹) yesterday said he was appalled at [color=red]a poll that indicated more than 30 percent of the Taiwanese public could not distinguish whether or not Taiwan was part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).[/color]
According to the poll, [color=red]65 percent of those interviewed did not agree with the idea that Taiwan is part of the PRC, while 9.5 percent agreed and 25 percent said they had no idea or had no comment on the issue.[/color]
“It is incredible to know that about 30 percent of the Taiwanese public are not sure about this question. The logic follows as simply as one not feeling hungry anymore after a big meal. [color=red]How can it be that the Taiwanese people weren’t able to understand the fact that China is an authoritarian country?[/color]” Wang said at a press conference at the release of the poll.
Asked what reforms were deemed most necessary for China, 54 percent of those asked regarded democratic reform as essential, followed by social stability and social justice, which received about 34 and 24 percent support. Only 18.9 percent of the interviewees deemed economic prosperity an immediate concern for reform.
TP Time’s parent paper Liberty Times had this to say on the same poll in an article today. Notice the difference:
The “Taiwan Strait and External Relations” poll by Institute for National Public Research indicates that [color=red]about 30% do not know China is not democratic.[/color] Wang Dan criticizes Taiwan media for misleading views on China.[/b]
INPR released a poll… 83% believe “government cannot unilaterally decide on unification or independence without people’s consent”, 73% believe Taiwan’s democracy and freedom “should not” be sacrified for economic benefits, 62% believe “after cross-straits economic development, Taiwan’s capital and technology will all be attracted away by China”.
[color=red]The poll also points out, 65% of the respondents “do not agree” that the PRC is a democratic and free country, while 14.1% “agree”, and there are also 20.8% who “don’t know.” Responding to the problem that China should improve first, a high 54% of the respondents believe it is “democracy and freedom.”[/color]
[color=red]Reacting to the result in the poll that indicates over 30% of the people do not know China is not a democratic country,[/color] notable activist Wang Dan says, …
Wang Dan says, … “It doesn’t matter whether the elephant wants to stomp the rabbit, Taiwan still cannot change the reality that in fact it is the rabbit.”[/quote]
Did the TP Times get this from eTaiwanNews, or did eTaiwanNews get this from TP Times? I believe it’s the latter.
Immediately the Second question:
Who the fack was smoking what at TP Times today and everyday? Who did TP Times get to do this piece or its translation and to make up those sentences and numbers?
Oh, the beloved TP Times.