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Perceptions of the U.S. in the Arab World Plunge, While China’s Improve Dramatically, According to New Poll

The United States' near-unconditional support of Israel in the ongoing Gaza war has done immense damage to Washington's standing among Arab publics in 16 countries surveyed by the Arab Barometer research network. Declining public approval of the U.S. is leading to ...

Across 34 Countries, Nearly Half Disapprove of Biden’s China Policy, According to New Poll

U.S. President Joe Biden's China policy is getting mixed reviews from people surveyed in 34 countries by the Pew Research Center. Residents in Kenya and Nigeria were most favorable, with 56% and 54% approval ratings respectively. But Washington's tougher engagement strategy ...

Analysts Reflect on the Impact of the Recent China-Arab Forum and Future of China’s Mideast Role

It's been two weeks since Arab leaders gathered in Beijing for the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum and analysts who closely follow Chinese foreign policy in the Mideast have had a chance to digest the outcomes of this year's gathering. Jonathan Fulton, a ...

China’s Popularity in Africa Grows as U.S. Loses Soft Power Advantage, Says New Gallup Survey

China edged out the United States in a survey of African public opinion as to which country is the world's most influential power. China jumped by six points while the U.S. fell 3% in the latest poll conducted by Gallup in 36 ...

Survey: China Passes the U.S. for the First Time as the Preferred Partner of Choice in Southeast Asia

For the first time, more people in Southeast Asia prefer that their countries align with China over the U.S., according to findings of an influential new survey published by ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. China's favorability rating in the region jumped more ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

South Africa is Excited, Confused by China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Research

South Africa was one of the earliest African countries to sign on to the Belt and Road Initiative. However, elites in the country still sometimes find the initiative confusing. These are the findings of a survey conducted by the Institute for Global Dialogue, a leading think tank in ...

While Global Powers Fight a Bipolar Battle, the World Is Calling for the Menu

As Presidents Xi and Biden meet amid calls for decoupling, a new survey reveals many countries want to work with both the United States and China in an “a la carte” way. A new public opinion survey by Oxford University and ...

The U.S. is Popular in Southeast Asia, But Chinese Influence Isn’t Going Away: Study

While the United States is generally more liked among populations in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, they see China as the pivotal economic power in the region. This was one finding of a newly compiled opinion survey tracking popular and elite views published ...

Chinese Foreign Policy Viewed Decidely Negative in 24- Country Pew Survey

Publics in two dozen countries around the world, mostly advanced economies in the Global North, are increasingly negative about China and its foreign policy, according to the findings of Pew Research Center's annual Global Attitudes Survey. Unsurprisingly, negative views about China ...

Only 8% of Chinese Have a Favorable View of India, Says New Tsinghua Univeristy Poll

The Chinese public is far more skeptical about relations with India than any of Beijing's other major rivals, including the United States and Japan, according to a recent poll conducted by researchers at Tsinghua University. Only 8% of respondents had ...
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