Voxpop: How do Beijingers see Taiwan?

Times are changing in Taiwan, with the island’s first female leader preparing to take office. But what do young Beijingers make of the island, its culture, and the one-China principle? CCTVNEWS hit the streets to canvass opinion ahead of Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration, and found some surprising views. 

Young couples, friends and parents gave us a snapshot of Beijing attitude. We discovered affection for Taiwan, its people – and their accents! 

And Beijingers didn’t hold back in sharing their opinions, pointing out lessons the Chinese mainland could learn from Taiwan as well as setting out hopes that the two sides can continue a productive relationship.

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