The Heat: China’s Growing Global Influence

The Heat

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A new survey shows China leading the U.S. in favorability among developing countries.  

A poll by the Center for the Future of Democracy at the University of Cambridge shows that 62 percent of people in developing countries now have a favorable view of China. That’s slightly more than those who view the U.S. positively. 

The report points to the impact of the China-led Belt and Road Initiative. It notes that in countries engaged with BRI almost two-thirds of the people have a positive view of China.  

Joining the discussion: 

  • Andy Mok is a senior research fellow at the Center for China and Globalization.  
  • Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa security and policy analyst. 
  • Zoon Ahmed Khan is a research fellow at the Center for China and Globalization. 
  • Gilson Schwartz is a professor of economics at the University of Sao Paulo.