DHARAMSALA, 8 Oct: The Chinese Communist regime’s poor handling of COVID-19 outbreak and people’s loss of confidence in Chinese President Xi Jinping has contributed towards record high global resentment towards China.
“Views of China have grown more negative in recent years across many advanced economies, and unfavourable opinion has soared over the past year,” stated a Pew Research Center survey.
Pew Research Center has surveyed over 14,000 adults between 10 June 10 and 3 Aug. in 14 countries – Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United States, South Korea, Spain, Canada, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Japan and France – and found that “a majority in each of the surveyed countries has an unfavourable opinion of China.”
Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United States, South Korea, Spain and Canada, negative views have reached their highest points since the Center began polling on this topic more than a decade ago, the report added.
Of the countries surveyed, Australia with 81% recorded the steepest rise in negative views of China.
Additionally, the study also highlighted the public losing faith in Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“A median of 78% say they have not too much or no confidence in him to do the right thing regarding world affairs, including at least seven-in-ten in every country surveyed,” it added.
Except for Japan and Spain – the two countries for which past data is not available- “distrust in President Xi has reached unprecedented highs.