According to recent research, Australians are more concerned about a Chinese attack than their Taiwanese counterparts are.
According to the Australia Institute, one in ten Australians think China will attack their nation, which is twice as many as Taiwanese people who worry about a comparable offensive.
Nearly one in four Australians, compared to just one in twenty Taiwanese, expect Beijing would attack their island nation in the foreseeable future, according to the institute’s International and Security Affairs Program.
In Australia and Taiwan, around 70% of people believe that the island should become an independent state if it can continue to have good relations with the Chinese government.
According to the research, people are becoming more afraid of Beijing and the prospect of war.
The Australia Institute conducted a study of two groups of 1000 people, one in Australia and the other in Taiwan, during the period of increased tensions in the Taiwan Strait following US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island this month.
Following the visit, Beijing launched at least 11 missiles in the vicinity of Taiwan, which the island’s administration claimed amounted to a staged invasion.
In both groups, about 60% of participants believed their nations would lose a conflict with China.
In comparison to the women surveyed, men from both countries were more confident that their country could be protected from Beijing.
RELATED: Indiana governor latest U.S. official to visit Taiwan amid China tensions
The governor of Indiana landed in Taipei on Sunday, becoming the newest representative of the United States to travel there despite demands from China to stop them.
Since the U.S. began conducting military exercises near Taiwan, China, which claims democratically-governed Taiwan as its own territory despite the Taipei government’s adamant opposition, has done the same. Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent two days in Taipei.
A second delegation of US congressmen visited Taiwan last week.
While Taiwan’s presidential office claimed he will see President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday morning, Governor Eric Holcomb tweeted that he would also be traveling to South Korea.
In a tweet, Holcomb said, “I’m energized to spend this week establishing new connections, preserving old ones, and deepening vital sector ties with Taiwan and South Korea.
As the first American governor to visit Taiwan since the COVID-19 outbreak started more than two years ago, he described his travel to Taiwan and South Korea as a “economic development trip.”
“Our delegation will spend this week meeting with government officials, business leaders and academic institutions to further strengthen Indiana’s economic, academic and cultural connections with Taiwan and South Korea,” Holcomb wrote on his Twitter account.
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