mandag 17. juli 2017

China, US neck-and-neck in global (un)popularity contest, poll finds

The world's reigning and emerging superpowers are neck-and-neck in the popularity stakes, according to a new report on China's global image released Thursday. Among nearly 42,000 people across 38 countries polled by the Washington-based Pew Research Center this spring, 49% held a favorable view of the United States, compared to 47% for China. The results, though similar, show deep divisions in global perceptions. China is most liked in Russia as well as sub-Saharan Africa, a region where Beijing has spent billions of dollars in aid and infrastructure in recent years.