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Taiwan: Survey raises concern over Chinese port investments

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 05 Oct 2021

Taiwan: Survey raises concern over Chinese port investments

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A poll conducted by the New Power Party (NPP) has revealed that the majority of respondents want authorities to crack down on Chinese investment in Taiwan’s science parks and ports, media reports said.

Chinese investment in science parks and port areas is viewed as a national security concern, the NPP told a media briefing in Taipei as quoted by Taipei Times.

Asked whether authorities should reopen investigations into Science Park Logistics — a Taiwanese company that came under majority Chinese ownership — 52.9 percent strongly agreed and 23.8 percent moderately agreed, the NPP said.

Only 6.6 percent disagreed and 3 percent strongly disagreed, it said, adding that 13.7 percent expressed no opinion.

On whether authorities should reopen investigations into Chinese investments in Kaohsiung’s two major ports, 57.7 percent strongly agreed, 20.1 percent moderately agreed, 6.5 percent disagreed and 2.8 percent strongly disagreed, it said, adding that 12.9 percent expressed no opinion, reports Taipei Times.