The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang
The Hill: Survey: China sees US as top threat
A plurality of the Chinese public considers the United States to be the top threat to their country, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.
More of the survey’s respondents ranked the United States as a threat to China than they did the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Russia, global climate change, cyberattacks, refugees and global economic instability.
Forty-five percent of those surveyed said they view the United States’s power and influence as a major threat to China. Another 38 percent said they consider the United States a minor threat, and 10 percent said it’s not a threat.
In spring 2013, 39 percent of people in the same survey thought the United States was a major threat.
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WNU Editor: The PEW's poll on Chinese public's opinions are here .... Chinese Public Sees More Powerful Role in World, Names U.S. as Top Threat (PEW Research).