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Post time 2010-6-18 10:01:40 |Display all floors
Some fear China's military power, others her economic might and some fear China for both. An interesting poll conducted by Pew:




China 's growing economic and military clout is a matter of concern in the United States and its allies including Japan and France , according to a recently released Pew Research Center poll.

China's emerging military power was considered a "bad thing" by 88 percent of survey takers in Japan, 87 percent in France, 86 percent ion South Korea , 79 percent in the United States and 72 percent in Germany, the poll found.

China's economic growth worried the French most (67 percent), followed by the Germans (58 percent), Americans (47 percent) and British (42 percent). But in Japan, which has invested heavily in China, it was seen as a good thing by a 61-29 percent margin.

In Africa , where China has been investing heavily lately, the Chinese economic miracle appears to fascinate people; 90 percent of survey takers in Kenya and Nigeria saw it in a positive light.

From a strategic viewpoint, Indians are most skittish about China with 44 percent considering it an enemy, while in neighboring Pakistan and in Kenya the Asian giant is seen "more of a partner" by 84 percent of poll takers.

US opinion is split on the matter: 25 consider China a partner, 17 percent an enemy.



The poll was conducted April 7-May 8 among more than 24,000 people around the world.

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Post time 2010-6-18 10:04:47 |Display all floors
Originally posted by satsu_jin at 2010-6-18 07:31 AM
86 percent ion South Korea


Interesting !!!

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Post time 2010-6-18 10:10:13 |Display all floors
Originally posted by manoj10 at 2010-6-18 11:04


Interesting !!!


Yep, it's a poll with an interesting outcome. What surprised me most is the French part. They see China in a very negative light. I didn't expect it. As for Japan, no surprise at all and America is obviously far less negative than expected.

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Post time 2010-6-18 10:11:59 |Display all floors
It just shows western countries do NOT like China to rise.  Chinese government must do everything in its power to make sure it does.

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Post time 2010-6-18 10:12:04 |Display all floors

It would be interesting what the Asean thinks about it !!!

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Post time 2010-6-18 10:12:41 |Display all floors

Surprise from the Indian part, thought it would be mostly negative

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Post time 2010-6-18 10:19:29 |Display all floors
Almost all of the developing, developed nations don't have a good opinion of China's rise

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