Social reforms as important as sovereignty for the young

Supporters of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen chant slogans during an election campaign in Taoyuan city, Taiwan, on Jan 8, 2020.
Supporters of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen chant slogans during an election campaign in Taoyuan city, Taiwan, on Jan 8, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TAIPEI • For some young Taiwanese who have either worked or are still working in mainland China, they have found life across the strait not as good as they had thought it would be.

In fact, many of these young people who used to have a more positive view of mainland China than their peers, now say they will not vote for China-friendly Kuomintang's (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu in the presidential election.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 09, 2020, with the headline 'Social reforms as important as sovereignty for the young'. Print Edition | Subscribe