US and China are not en­e­mies, re­port says

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

The me­dia and oth­ers fre­quently por­tray the US and China as mu­tual en­e­mies, but the at­ti­tudes of Amer­i­cans and Chi­nese to­ward each other’s coun­try are less ex­treme, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey.

The US-China Se­cu­rity Per­cep­tions Sur­vey, re­leased Thurs­day by the Carnegie En­dow­ment for In­ter­na­tional Peace and the China Strate­gic Cul­ture Pro­mo­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, showed that low per­cent­ages of the US and Chi­nese pub­lic viewed the other coun­try as an enemy — 15 per­cent in the US and 12 per­cent in China.

The per­cent­ages were even smaller with the US elites (con­sist­ing of gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, schol­ars, busi­ness lead­ers and oth­ers), with 2 per­cent of the gov­ern­ment and 1 per­cent of busi­ness lead­ers say­ing they viewed China as an enemy.

But a ma­jor take­away of the re­port is that “there’s a high level of dis­trust both among elites and the publics in both coun­tries to­ward the other,” said Michael Swaine, lead au­thor of the re­port.

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