Friday, November 13, 2009

The Star-Spangled Banner: What do Chinese people think of Obama?

Just last year, Obama seemed as popular in China as anywhere. A survey by the U.S. embassy in Beijing late last year and reprinted in China Daily showed he was popular among 75% of Internet users who participated in the survey.

Recently, however, similar polls have signaled a steep drop. In the latest issue of Oriental Outlook, an article called “Chinese people’s view on Obama” indicates that there is plummeting support. The publication conducted informal polls and interviews, resulting in a sober prognosis. After slapping tariffs on Chinese products, the magazine found that, “In many Chinese people’s eyes, he hasn’t been able to maintain a positive image.”

“Chinese people’s view on Obama” (in Chinese)

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