I am a gril from China, would you like to let me know what's your feeling about China?
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I've only been to Shanghai, however will be moving to Zhengzhou for 3 years very soon. I'm sure I can let you know more of my personal opinion then. Below is an interesting article on global attitudes towards China.

"A new BBC World Service Poll of 22 countries finds that China is viewed as playing a significantly more positive role in the world than either the US or Russia, a role more on par with Britain. Asked about possible future trends, most are positive about China significantly increasing its economic power in the world but most are negative about China significantly increasing its military power.

The poll of 22,953 people was conducted for the BBC World Service by the international polling firm GlobeScan together with the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland. The 22-nation fieldwork was coordinated by GlobeScan and completed during December 2004 in most countries.

The survey shows that China is viewed as having a mainly positive influence in the world by a majority or plurality of citizens in 14 countries. On average across all countries polled (excluding China itself), almost half (48%) see China’s influence as positive and just 30 percent see it as negative, with another 22 percent being noncommittal. In only three countries does a plurality view Chinese influence as negative—Germany (47%), US (46%), and Poland (33%). In no country did a majority of the public have a negative view of China. Boding well for China’s future, young people (18-29) worldwide are much more prone to view China positively (58% on average).

Particularly striking is that even in neighboring Asian countries that have historically shown substantial suspicion of China, views are relatively benign. Most notable is India where 66 percent view China positively, despite decades of tensions and a history of border clashes. Positive views are also found in the Philippines (70%), Indonesia (68%), and Australia (56%). However South Korea is divided (49% positive, 47% negative). In Japan few say China is having a negative influence (22%), but also few say it is having a positive influence (25%), while 53 percent do not take a position one way or the other.

Though there has been much focus on the competitive threat from China’s enormous potential, China’s growing economic power is seen as positive in most countries. Asked if they think it would be positive or negative if China were to become “significantly more powerful economically than it is today,” in sixteen countries a majority (11 countries) or a plurality (5 countries) see it as positive. Strikingly, this positive view is found in some countries, such as Mexico (54%), whose manufacturing sectors face significant competition with China. On average 49 percent view it as positive and 33 percent as negative. In only four countries do a plurality see it as negative—Italy (47%), Spain (47%), Turkey (42%), and Argentina (41%). Views are evenly divided in two countries—the US and Germany.

Economic power aside, most citizens around the world do not want to see Chinese military power grow. Asked how they would feel if “China becomes significantly more powerful militarily than it is today,” in seventeen countries more said that it would be negative. On average, 59 percent said it would be negative and just 24 percent positive.

The countries most concerned about the potential growth of Chinese military power are Germany (87%), Australia (79%), Japan (78%), Spain (76%), the US (75%), and Italy (74%). Interestingly, the one country in which a majority viewed increased Chinese military power positively was China’s neighbor India (56%). The Lebanese also leaned positively (44% to 27%). South Africans and Filipinos were evenly divided.

Most citizens in the EU nations polled have a negative view of increasing Chinese military power (Germany 87% “negative,” Spain 74%, Italy 74%, Britain 65%, Poland 65%, France 64%). This is an interesting finding, given that the European Union is currently considering lifting its post-Tiananmen Square embargo on the sale of arms and arms technology to China.

China is viewed much more positively than two other major powers, the US and Russia, which are viewed quite negatively. Russia is viewed as having a negative influence in the world by citizens of fourteen countries and a positive influence in just five, with an average across all countries of 36 percent viewing it positively and 40 percent negatively. The US is also viewed negatively in fifteen countries and positively in just six, with an average of 38 percent viewing it positively and 47 percent negatively. Indeed, China is viewed nearly as positively as Britain by citizens polled worldwide—on average 50 percent view Britain as having a positive influence as compared to 48 percent for China.

Steven Kull, director of PIPA comments, “It is quite remarkable that with its growing economic power China is viewed as so benign, especially by its Asian neighbors that it could threaten or seek to dominate. However, this cordial view from around the world does appear to depend on China restraining itself from seeking to convert its burgeoning economic power into a threatening military presence.”

Doug Miller, President of GlobeScan comments, 'China clearly has the respect of the world because of its exceptional economic achievements, and most people seem to hope for its continued economic success. However, with military approaches generally unsupported in today’s world, citizens worldwide are hoping China will pursue a soft power route to world influence.'"
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I think increasing Chinese military power aims at guarding China's unification rather than threatening other nations.

Chinese people love peace.Do we had invaded other nations in modern history?

Everyone should know that the only reason is Taiwan,which have been our territory since AD 230.

Why did the mainland and Taiwan apart? Because the civil war began in AD 1946.Loser's side retreated to Taiwan.

If the loser at that time won,China wouldn't break up.

So we have to say that all of this is political result.

Splittism guys want independence,now. If you were a Chinese,would you like to see your territory become a foreign one?

Nearly all of the governments throughout the world had admited that Taiwan is a part of China.

What is your opinion,my friends?
Great, for many political reasons, there are many prejudices about China.

If you want to know China all-around, you can read some Chinese newspaper or some other country's newspaper such as Korea.
first i want to say China is a nice country to live and i really want to have eyes like you Emotion: smile

on the other hand i think unemployment is a big problem there. in my opinion government pays a little amount of salary to workers etc.I took this idea from economy reviews, Chinese pruductions are being sold less prices all over the world and countries cant sell their pruductions.In 50 years China ll be the super power of the world i think.
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You want to know my feeling!! I think your country is very great. Although I never go to yours, I have headr many this country through TV, books, magazine so on. A country has a lot of population and large area, besides, economic of growth is very hot in near years (^_^)

What does people think about my country,Vietnam?
China is very nice to live in. I am from the nearby island of Taiwan.
When I was a kid my feeling for China is that its like a brown colour - because all I see is the thousand years of history covered with dirt. I could see brownish colour of the Great Wall, houses build from rock and bricks with brown colour, and vast land of brown soil and sand north of China. It is the last country I wish to visit.

Now, getting older and interested to study history, China for me is now full of colour. The glorious Forbidden City, enchanting "Gui Lin" and forest with Panda. A huge nation with so much to see... A nation with diversity in culture and language... I wish to visit all these places one day...
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