Negative perceptions of China increasing sharply across globe: Survey
Asurvey conducted across 14 countries showed a majority of people having an unfavorable view of China.
The survey was conducted from June 10 to August 3 among 14,276 adults across 14 countries via telephone. It showed an increased negative perception sharply in many of the world’s advanced countries, especially in Australia and Britain, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center released on Tuesday.
In Australia, 81% said they have an unfavorable view of China, according to the survey, a rise of 24 percentage points from last year, said a report published by the Associated Press.
The rise corresponds with higher tensions in the bilateral relationship after Australia led the call for an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. On the trade front, China responded suspending imports of Australian beef, putting high tariffs on barley from the country and starting an anti-dumping probe into imports of Australian wine.