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Most Taiwanese support resuming dialogue with China

April 29, 2001

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— Even as Taiwan appears set to receive high-tech U.S.-made weapons to bolster its defenses, most Taiwanese are hoping to resume long-stalled talks with China, according to a newspaper poll Saturday.

Seventy percent of those polled said they hope the sides can resume talks, which reached an impasse in 1995.

Another 11 percent did not want any dialogue with China, and the remaining 19 percent had no opinion, the report said. The poll of 980 people had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Of those surveyed, 43 percent blamed China for pulling out of the talks, while 21 percent said Taiwan was at fault. Another 22 percent said both sides were responsible for the standoff.

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