Despite the Left’s best efforts to blame Trump for even the very existence of this virus (and don’t tell me they never did this after Pelosi tried and failed to call this the “Trump virus”), many people across the world view China extremely unfavorably and in many cases, such views are at historic highs.
A new Pew Research Survey interviewed over 14,000 people from 14 different countries to ask them a series of questions, among which was their current views and attitude towards the communist country. The results were not at all surprising if one were looking at it rationally, as China has been demonstrably awful despite the Left’s best efforts to absolve them of any blame.
All of the countries surveyed currently have an unfavorable opinion of China and nine out of those 14 countries have historically high negative views on China, unsurprisingly, largely as a result of this past year.
The countries that have the lowest unfavorable view of China are Italy and Spain, where 62% and 63% view China unfavorably respectively. Which is a tad strange, considering just how badly the virus affected Italy. You would think many of them would express utter outrage towards China, but I suppose the survey found enough people with ties to China (as in people working for a Chinese company) for the survey to not show massive unfavourability towards China. I don’t know, that’s just my guess.
But like I said, those are the lowest unfavorable numbers for China, both of which were on the rise as of late anyway.
More than 70% of people in France, the U.S., South Korea, Netherlands, Germany and the U.K. view China unfavorably, and in Japan, Sweden and Australia, unfavourability is north of 80%.
According to the graphs given by Pew, many countries’ views on China worsened at some point after 2011, which makes sense, considering Xi Jinping has been the ruler of China since 2013. In Australia, for example, more than 50% viewed China favorably around the time that Xi took office and it went plummeting after that, with only 15% currently holding a favorable view. This is not really surprising, considering both the virus and the fact that there have been trade frictions between the two nations, particularly as Australia is practically trying to save Hong Kongers from China’s authoritarian rule.
When it comes to Japan, it’s not a particular mystery, considering that China and Japan are right next to each other and China has been zealous about expanding China’s territory and area of authority around the South China Sea (and yes, I know that Japan is closer to the East China Sea, but do you think China wouldn’t want to go elsewhere once Taiwan is also under their control?). Japan and China have been rivals for a very long time, so it’s no wonder whatsoever why 86% view China unfavorably and only 9% view it favorably.
Finally, in the 80-percent-and-over club of people who hate China’s guts there is Sweden which is a bit strange to me as well. Sweden has done the best out of any country in dealing with the virus, making sure there are precautions in place without stripping people of their basic civil and economic liberties, so to see them be just one point below Japan in terms of hating China is fairly surprising.
Looking at the graph provided by Pew, unfavourability began to skyrocket at some point between 2011 and 2020, most likely once Xi took office. I have no idea exactly why that is, as I don’t know what kind of relationship these two countries have with one another, but it’s safe to say that it’s not exactly an amicable one.
At any rate, moving on, the survey also asked people how they think various entities, including their own countries, did in handling the virus.
73% of people said they believe their own country handled the virus well, which is not particularly surprising. 63% say that the WHO handled the virus well, and THAT is fairly surprising, considering that they were covering for China and lying on their behalf for a while, refusing to recognize the virus as a pandemic for months and refusing to acknowledge that there was human-to-human transmission of the virus under orders of Xi.
But I guess such news didn’t reach that many people’s ears.
At any rate, 60% say the EU did a good job in handling the virus, which is a bit of a mixed bag. I’d say Sweden, which is in the EU, did a good job, but Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the U.K. have done awful jobs in handling the virus. So saying that the EU in general did well here is fairly misleading, in my opinion, since different countries in the globalist group employed different policies and did better than others.
When it comes to China, that is the first entity in the list which receives negative marks, with 61% saying that they did a bad job in handling the virus, which should really be considerably higher, but I’ll take it.
China is the sole reason for this virus having affected the world as it did. Had they been honest and transparent from the beginning, it would’ve given other countries more time to prepare. China refused to tell the truth about anything and refused to let in CDC officials from the U.S. to check things out. They used their ties to the WHO to lie to the world and still continue to lie to this day, having largely stopped counting COVID cases since March because they stopped testing people.
And unsurprisingly, even Pew is going along with the lie that all was fine and dandy in the epicenter of the disease: Wuhan.
“After initial cases of the coronavirus started appearing in China’s Hubei Province in late 2019, many around the world questioned the expediency of China’s response to the outbreak, and others critiqued some of the measures Beijing used to contain the virus within its borders. But in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the outbreak, the strict lockdown has ended and the new case count plummeted to at or near zero by May,” reported Pew.
Don’t act as though this is some great success story for China, Pew. Of course their case count is going to “plummet” when THEY LARGELY STOP TESTING PEOPLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO SEEM COMPETENT AND IN CONTROL! It was an act of deceit and many in the media have willingly gone along with it in order to weaponize the virus against their political opponents and painting China’s strict lockdowns as “the way” to beat the virus.
Truth is that no one outside of Wuhan knows the current situation in that place. Well, no one who isn’t a high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party, at least. Things might be better there than they were before, but the real death count is unknown and will likely never be known because of the CCP’s insistence on hiding the truth.
China set the world on fire and the world doesn’t like it as a result. Those unfavorable ratings are perfectly justified and, in my opinion, don’t even go far enough.
Now, I will briefly mention that Pew also showed that 84% of surveyors also said that the U.S. did a bad job in handling the virus, which is definitely much higher than China’s number, but there are some factors that need to be considered.
First, the fake news media was basically acting as though this was the end of the world. Even Chris Hayes recently tweeted something along the lines of “if we survive this” as though this wasn’t a virus with a 99.7% survival rate. They are acting in bad faith to hurt Trump and blame him for this, pretending like if you get the virus you are almost certainly going to die unless you vote for Biden. It’s b.s. and we all know it.
Second, SOME places in the U.S. handled it badly while some not as much. New York, California and Michigan have, I think, done the worst job in handling this virus, with Texas and Ohio somewhat being up there because of the idiotic governors buying everything the media was selling. Other states like Florida and those which have eased up on the lockdowns have, in my opinion, done a bit better (locking things down in the first place was idiotic, so they get bad marks for that, including my own state of Alabama where we STILL have unconstitutional “safer-at-home” orders).
While the Left tries to blame Trump for the handling of the virus, the truth is that Trump did his best with what he had (considering the Obama administration depleted the federal supply of N95 masks and did other things to screw us during a pandemic). He sent plenty of help to New York, for which Cuomo was thankful at the time. He gave them the ventilators they needed and sent them a medical ship which Cuomo didn’t even end up using, opting to send sick people to nursing and retirement homes in all his infinite idiocy.
But when it comes to policy in each state, the governors are at the helm and the ones who did the worst job are the Democrat ones.
This is something many will forget going into the election, particularly as the fake news media keeps trying to pin 200,000+ deaths on Trump alone instead of the incompetence (at best) of various governors and the deceit of the Chinese.
Aside from that, however, this is a good survey to see, in my opinion. A LOT of people have increasingly negative views of China, which is exactly what I want to see following the amount of bullcrap the CCP has been trying to pull as of late. They deserve all the scorn in the world, even beyond just the virus. They are attempting to destroy freedom everywhere they can, having taken over Hong Kong and setting their sights on Taiwan next. They are attempting to commit ethnic cleansing of Uyghur Muslims and silencing Christians by sending them to what can only be described as concentration camps, making China a 21st century Nazi Germany.
China should be viewed as the enemy of the world and many countries, slow as it may be, are beginning to do this. I hope and pray that this will lead to as many nations as possible to cut financial ties with China and seek to either work with one another, work with the U.S. or at the very least, if they still need to find some inhumanely cheap labor, work with India and some Latin American countries.
China must be financially suffocated like the Soviet Union if there is any hope of beating them.
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