Even before the pandemic, public sentiment in major democracies was turning against Beijing. Photo: AP Even before the pandemic, public sentiment in major democracies was turning against Beijing. Photo: AP
Even before the pandemic, public sentiment in major democracies was turning against Beijing. Photo: AP

Why China’s coronavirus response has fuelled hostility in the West

  • Pew survey results from 14 nations were largely negative about Beijing’s handling of the pandemic, but at home it’s a different story
  • The disparity shows how the propaganda machine has been successful within the country, but a ‘relative failure’ abroad, observers say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Even before the pandemic, public sentiment in major democracies was turning against Beijing. Photo: AP Even before the pandemic, public sentiment in major democracies was turning against Beijing. Photo: AP
Even before the pandemic, public sentiment in major democracies was turning against Beijing. Photo: AP
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