A new Pew Research Center infographic shows how American and Chinese people view each other.
The following infographic shows how American and Chinese people view each other’s countries and economies according to the Pew Research Center.
What’s your take on this? Let’s carry this discussion into the comments below.
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November 6, 2012, 3:11 am
Interesting but not terribly surprising, I’d say. I might use this for a discussion with my students. Or for IELTS writing practice…
November 6, 2012, 1:36 pm
The most interesting part of this survey from my p.o.v. is the issue of competitor/enemy vs. partner. That one is really essential I think. Competition is a belief system based on fear, insecurity, and scarcity. Cooperation is built on trust, security, and abundance. As long as the USA and China compete someone must lose, perhaps both will lose. If we collaborate and partner with each other then win-win becomes a very real possibility. There’s obviously dark forces within both nations that are pushing in the direction of competitor/enemy for their own personal gain. Additionally, Europeans believe in divide and conquer and would very much like to see China and USA as enemies not friends and partners. So, this is the issue I’ll be following closely as both nations develop and increase their power.