Tuesday, June 01, 2004

[China] HKU's Public Opinion Programme has released the results of their annual June 4 poll. Key findings:

This year's survey findings revealed that 42% of the respondents believed that the Beijing students did the right thing in 1989, while 19% believed that they did the wrong thing. Meanwhile, with regard to the way the Chinese Government handled the matter at that time, 10% regarded it as correct and 67% regarded it as wrong.

The findings also showed that 54% of the respondents supported a reversion of the official stand on the incident while 23% did not. Regarding the human right condition in China, 70% of the respondents believed that China's human right condition has been improved since 1989, and 63% anticipated that China's human right condition will be improved after 3 years.