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Highlights from China’s 2016-2017 national image global survey
January 08,2018   By:People's Daily Online
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China’s national global image is being steadily enhanced, according to a global survey report released Friday on dwcb1994, the official WeChat account of the Center for International Communication.
 
The survey interviewed citizens of 22 countries, covering Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, and Africa, with 500 respondents from each country. Samples were local residents aged 18 to 65 to ensure the representation of the countries involved, and the ratio of men to women was 50:50.
 
The main findings of the survey include several parts about China’s enhanced overall image, well recognized national and global governance, economic influence, and culture and sci-tech image. Generally, developing countries and young people overseas are more positive about China than developed countries and older groups.
 
Part 1: China’s overall image and influence
 
China’s image is steadily improving internationally, scoring 6.22 out of 10 points on average.
 
China ranks second after the United States in terms of influence in global affairs among all countries. The result: US, China, and Russia rank top three, was as same as the 2014-2015 survey.