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Negative Views of China Persist Despite Covid Gains, Pew Finds

  • Majorities in 15 of 17 economies polled view China negatively
  • Report comes ahead of Communist Party celebrations in Beijing
Pedestrians near stalls at the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China.

Pedestrians near stalls at the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China.

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Negative views of China remain near record highs across the developed world, according to the latest Pew survey, as higher marks for Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus were offset by concerns about its human rights record.

Majorities in 15 of the 17 advanced economies surveyed this year by the Pew Research Center hold an unfavorable opinion of China, including record highs in Canada, Germany, South Korea and the U.S. Some 76% of Americans said they viewed the world’s most populous nation unfavorably in February, up three percentage points from last year.