Americans cool on China, slightly


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The Pew Research Center — a U.S.-based organization that does regular surveys of global public opinion — has released its latest findings on American attitudes on China:

  • 38 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, compared with 44 percent in 2017.
  • Republicans tend to see economic tensions with China as a more serious problem than Democrats do: “The partisan gap is especially notable when discussing U.S. jobs moving overseas to China, Chinese-held American debt and the bilateral trade deficit.”
  • The top concerns about China of the Americans surveyed were, in order:

    • The large amount of American debt held by China
    • Cyberattacks from China
    • China’s impact on the global environment
    • The loss of U.S. jobs to China
    • The U.S. trade deficit with China
    • China’s policies on human rights
    • Territorial disputes between China and its neighbors
    • Tensions between China and Taiwan