How the World Sees China: Results from the Pew Research Center’s 39 Country Survey
Luncheon Presentation by Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economics Attitudes, Pew Research Center
Around the world, people believe the global balance of power is shifting. China’s economic power is on the rise, and many think it will eventually supplant the US as the world’s dominant superpower. However, China’s increasing power has not led to more positive ratings for the People’s Republic, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center conducted in 39 countries among more than 37,000 respondents from March to May, 2013. Find out more about the survey results which looks at Chinese favorability around to the world, the growing appreciation of China as an economic superpower and attitudes toward China's rising military strength and territorial disputes with other nations. The survey also includes the first ever assessment of Chinese soft power in Africa and Latin America as well as a comparison with attitudes toward the same aspects of American power.
Bruce Stokes is Director of Global Economics Attitudes at the Pew Research Center. He is an associate fellow at Chatham House, and a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he is a member. For 23 years he was the international economics columnist for the National Journal, a Washington-based public policy magazine. In 1997, he was a member of President Clinton's Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy and wrote its final report Building American Prosperity in the 21st Century. In 2004, Mr. Stokes was chosen by International Economy magazine as one of the most influential China watchers in the American press. He is coauthor of America Against the World: How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked.