Update: November 16, 2021 11:03 PM STI
Beijing [China], Nov. 16 (ANI): Recent trends show China’s declining popularity among developed countries. In the past 15 years, positive feelings towards China have waned, according to a study.
A study by Gallup shows that positive sentiment towards China has declined in many countries around the world over the past 15 years.
The trend is more marked in developed countries.
The positive perception of China has gradually waned over the past 15 years, according to the study.
What’s more, the poll shows that over 45% of Americans think China is America’s greatest enemy. The percentage has doubled since 2020, reported the Eurasian Times.
Another recent survey by the Pew Research Center finds that 17 advanced economies believe Beijing is disrespecting the personal freedoms of its people, the Eurasian Times reported. The survey further shows that the majority of the population in Japan, Sweden, South Korea, the United States and Australia hold negative opinions about China.
Interestingly, Chinese analysts are indifferent to these polls, studies and opinions, calling them the “irrelevant state of mind of Christian civilization” of the West.
Relevantly, China and Pakistan were among the invited countries that did not attend the regional meeting on Afghanistan hosted by India. India had invited national security advisers from Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the Eurasian Times reported.
Notably, China has so far never missed a meeting with Pakistan. The absence of the recent meeting hosted by India portrays China’s continuing tendency to influence other nations to follow the diplomatic route, as countries generally diverge on their national public views.
Xue Li, a Chinese intellectual wrote in the Chinese state newspaper Global Times that China has no allies, but has “friends with partner diplomacy,” Eurasian Times reported.
Speaking of the likelihood of an increase in the number of nations and organizations that China has partnered with, Xue Li said, “Partnership diplomacy meets the needs of the contemporary world. On the road to rejuvenation, China firmly believes that partnership diplomacy is a better and more appropriate choice for itself than alliance diplomacy, ”quoted the Eurasian Times. For example, the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is now supported by 139 countries.
There are countries that support the BRI that do not host the projects. Like the multibillion-dollar project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor turns out to be off-budget for Pakistan. In addition, Pakistan is in extreme debt due to bad Chinese investment loans and is now seeking help from other countries.
Disapproval and indifference to Chinese civilizational behavior is growing. (ANI)