World Has Positive View Of China
diplomats have spent the past 15 years pursuing a very effective
“charm offensive” to build a positive image abroad. People-to-people
contacts abound, with Chinese students filling universities around
Chinese tourists now outnumber those from Japan. China’s slogan for
dealing with its neighbors is: mulin, anlin, fulin, which
translates as: be friendly, make them feel secure, and help make
them rich. It works.
A 2004 BBC
poll of 23,000 people in 22 countries showed that 48% considered
China a positive global influence—10 points higher than the U.S.
Moreover, the survey showed that 58% of the respondents ages
18-to-29 had a positive view of China.