This report presents an analysis of public opinions in Taiwan and the Visegrad countries (Poland, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia) – the V4 – about their mutual perceptions. It will also discuss the impacts of these attitudes on the mutual (non-diplomatic) relationships between the two sides and the potential impacts on their relationships with China. Based on this data and subsequent analysis, the report will offer policy suggestions on the role of public diplomacy in TaiwanV4 relations.
This report is based on the unique public opinion survey data produced in partnership with the Sinophone Borderlands project of the Palacky University Olomouc. In Taiwan, the survey was conducted between April and June 2022 with a research sample of 1,350 respondents representative of the general population based on the quotas of gender, age (18-65 years), and region. In the V4 countries, the surveys were conducted between September and October 2020 with a research sample of over 1500 respondents in each country representative of the general population based on the quotas of gender, age (18- 70 years), region, education, and urban-rural divide.
The survey data are the result of the European Regional Development Fund project “Sinophone Borderlands – Interaction at the Edges,” CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000791.
Preparation of this report was supported by a grant from Taipei Representative Office in Bratislava.
Cite as: Richard Q. Turcsányi, Benjamin Toettoe, James Iocovozzi, Kristína Kironská. Public attitudes in Taiwan-V4 relations: Solid basis, space for improvement: CEIAS, February 2023.