Guess What? The U.S. and China Don’t Trust Each Other Much

A tourist wearing a face mask visits Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Nov. 23 Photograph by Imaginechina via AP Photo

And the Chinese trust Americans even less. That’s the conclusion of the U.S.-China Security Perceptions Survey (PDF) released on Dec. 11 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Beijing-based research organization China Strategic Culture Promotion Association (CSCPA). “There is a low level of strategic trust between the United States and China, which could make bilateral relations more turbulent,” warns the survey.

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