The publication interviewed more than 2,200 people aged 18 to 69 living in 16 major cities in China. It turned out that 58.4% of Chinese believe that strengthening contacts with Russia is the main direction of China’s foreign policy. It is followed by the states of Europe (45.9%) and the countries of Southeast Asia (39.7%). The United States fell to fourth place: 36.8%.
The poll showed that the majority of respondents dislike the administration of US President Joe Biden (59.8%), dislike Republicans (52.6%) and Democrats (51%), and 38, 3% of respondents do not like the American. media.
Many Chinese believe that Russia has strengthened its position this year, despite anti-Russian propaganda from the West and sanctions imposed on Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine. According to the analysts referred to in the publication, Western countries are pursuing an unfair policy towards Russia. Many Chinese worry that Washington could recklessly apply sanctions against anyone who refuses to obey them.
About 70% of Chinese residents believe that the international image of the United States has deteriorated recently due to anti-Russian sanctions and anti-Russian rhetoric related to the special operation. “Most Chinese are losing faith in relations with the United States, becoming increasingly sympathetic to ties with Russia,” the publication says.
It is time for the United States to abandon the policy of containment and pay attention to the issues that concern Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. The United States cannot talk about cooperation and stab at the same time,” Wang Yi said. According to him, a new atmosphere should be formed in relations between the two countries in the coming year.