Epoch Times China Reports — Americans Favor Confronting China on Human Rights Despite Risk to Economic Ties, Survey Finds

WASHINGTON—Attitudes among Americans toward China have soured significantly in the past three years, with 70 percent of those surveyed saying Washington should stand up to the regime in Beijing over its human rights record, even if it damages economic ties. Nearly nine in 10 respondents to a Pew Research Center survey of more than 2,500 Americans conducted in February and published on March 4 said they see China, the world’s second-largest economy, as a competitor or enemy rather than a partner, the U.S.-based center said. “Americans want more focus on human rights—even at the expense of economic ties—in bilateral relations with China,” the report said. President Joe Biden’s administration, which took office in January, has singled out China as the “biggest geopolitical test” of this century, and endorsed a determination by the previous Trump administration that Beijing has committed genocide against minority Muslims. It has also criticized China’s crackdown on …Read MoreNews and stories on China-US relations | The Epoch TimesChina, China Human Rights, China-US News, Politics, US, US News, American, human rights, economic ties

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