The overwhelming majority of residents in 34 African states believe that China’s influence in their country is largely positive, according to the latest survey results from the independent, non-partisan public opinion research agency Afrobarometer.
Two-thirds of respondents told Afrobarometer they feel China’s economic and political influence is either “somewhat positive” or “very positive,” with only 14% viewing Beijing’s engagement as negative. These figures mirror African attitudes towards the United States that registered 60% positive and 13% negative.
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