Global Attitudes: Perspectives on the US-China Power Shift
Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes project, Pew Research Center; Associate Fellow, Americas Programme, Chatham House
Roderic Wye, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Dr Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, Senior Transatlantic Fellow and Director, Paris Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
With China’s economic power on the rise, there is a growing sense among many publics around the world that the global balance of power is shifting and that China already is, or will soon be, the world’s leading power, according to a new survey. The Pew Research Center’s latest Global Attitudes survey found that despite China’s rise in economic power, the People’s Republic is not very popular in Asia, Europe and the United States. As for the US, although the ‘Obama Bounce’ effect of more positive attitudes toward the United States is waning in Europe and China, anti-Americanism in most countries remains much lower than it was during the Bush administration, but remaining consistent in the Middle East.
Bruce Stokes will present these findings and the expert panel will discuss the insights it provides into an emerging superpower rivalry. In addition they will discuss how these nuances in global attitudes might increasingly shape the security and economic policies of governments around the world.