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Global Views of China Dim on Human Rights Issues, Pew Finds

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A large screen shows President Xi Jinping at the newly built Museum of the Communist Party of China in Beijing in June 2021.

A large screen shows President Xi Jinping at the newly built Museum of the Communist Party of China in Beijing in June 2021.

Photographer: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Negative views of China remain near an all-time high in many of the 19 countries recently surveyed by Pew Research Center, largely due to its record on human rights.

A median of 68% of people recently surveyed said they had an unfavorable view of the nation, Pew said in a statement dated Wednesday. Perceptions of China were the worst in the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Sweden, where at least four-fifths of respondents expressed negative perceptions.