According to a recent survey conducted by Rice University, the National University of Singapore, and the University of British Columbia, Chinese public opinion regarding former U.S. president Donald Trump is consistently negative.
The study was published by the Oxford University Press in the Chinese Journal of International Politics.
Before and after the 2020 United States presidential election, the research was conducted.
Before the U.S. general election, Chinese citizens were asked if they believed the United States would consider China’s interests in its foreign policy decisions.
“The results show that Chinese evaluations of the bilateral relationship and of the USA slumped during the Trump era but rebounded somewhat after Biden took office,” the authors of the study explained in a news release.
“In addition, the majority of Chinese respondents believed their country to be the world’s largest and leading economy and favored China being the world’s leading power, either by itself or alongside the USA.”
The findings also revealed that respondents who held more negative views of the former American president were younger and better educated.
“The patterns revealed in our study are unlikely to change in a short period, although public opinion everywhere can be fluid,” the authors concluded.