Skip to comments.Negative views of China rise sharply in advanced democracies
Posted on 10/07/2020 5:04:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Negative perceptions of China have increased sharply among people in several advanced democracies, especially in Australia and Britain, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released Tuesday.
The survey comes as China is engaged in multiple trade and diplomatic disputes with its neighbors and other countries, driven in part by a more aggressive diplomatic approach.
The survey conducted in 14 democratic countries with advanced economies showed a majority of people had an unfavorable view of China. It was conducted from June 10 to Aug. 3 among 14,276 adults across the 14 countries via telephone.
In Australia, 81% said they have an unfavorable view of China, according to the survey, a rise of 24 percentage points from last year.
While the survey showed Australia had the sharpest increase in negative attitudes toward China, other countries also showed an upward trend: Those with an unfavorable view toward China hit 74% in Britain, a rise of 19 percentage points compared to last year; 71% in Germany, a rise of 15 points; and 73% in the U.S., a rise of 13 points.
The 14 countries surveyed were the U.S., Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the U.K., Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Those who believed China did poorly in dealing with the pandemic were much more likely to view the country in a negative light.
Citizens in the surveyed countries also do not trust Chinas leader Xi Jinping, with a median of 78% saying they do not have confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs.
Only U.S. President Donald Trump had a worse reputation among those surveyed, with a median of 83% saying they do not trust him.
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Democrats greatly saddened.
“Citizens in the surveyed countries also do not trust Chinas leader Xi Jinping, with a median of 78% saying they do not have confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs.
Only U.S. President Donald Trump had a worse reputation among those surveyed, with a median of 83% saying they do not trust him.”
And we defend continental western Europe why? These nations have always looked upon China more favorably then the US. Seems China has replaced the old USSR as their main squeeze since the commies fell. Out of NATO now!
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