POP Express Vol. 9 From the Editor - Taiwan Issues Back

May 1997

As "one country two systems" begin to operate in Hong Kong and Macau, the attention of both the local and international communities will gradually shift to the problem of Taiwan.


Needless to say, Taiwan and Tibet are very sensitive issues. In his recent comments on the Public Order Ordinance, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa has specifically mentioned that any movement, or slogans, in support of the independence movements in Taiwan or Tibet would be prohibited. Nevertheless, from a research point of view, such questions are important pointers of patriotic development and should not be avoided.


Since 1993, the POP Team has been gauging people's opinion about such problems. In this issue, we have summarized part of our findings in relation to the Taiwan issue, and presented them together with a comparative study conducted last year. We will continue to keep our readers updated in future issues.


Chung Ting-yiu Robert