Chinese President Xi Jinping’s reckless “Wolf Warrior” political and military policies, along with China’s perceived mishandling of the Covid-19 outbreak, appear to have seriously dented the nation’s image internationally, according to a new survey.
Views of China have grown more negative in recent years across many advanced economies, and unfavorable opinion has soared over the past year, a new Pew Research Center survey of 14 countries shows.
Today, a majority in each of the surveyed countries has an unfavorable opinion of China.
And in 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 rise in unfavorable views comes amid widespread criticism over how China has handled the coronavirus pandemic.