03 October 2011 19:43 [Source: ICIS news]
WASHINGTON (ICIS)--A large majority of Americans see China as a long-term threat to the US, a key survey said on Monday, and the sharp increase in American hostility to Beijing comes as Congress and the White House renew their focus on Chinese trade policy.
The Rasmussen Reports polling company said that 62% of American adults regard ?xml:namespace>
The threat is seen primarily as economic, not military, according to Rasmussen.
“Seventy percent think
However, a growing number of Americans now see
“Twenty-seven percent view the communist nation as an enemy, up from 16% in April and the most negative assessment in three years of surveying on this question,” said Rasmussen. “Only 9% of Americans now consider
That legislation was expected to get overwhelming bipartisan approval in Congress this week.
The White House also appears to be increasing its focus on
On Wednesday this week the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) was scheduled to hold a public hearing on
The USTR is part of President Barack Obama’s executive office, and the trade representative, Ambassador Ron Kirk, reports directly to Obama and is seen to represent closely the president’s views on trade.
The hostile poll results, new anti-China legislation in Congress and the USTR open-forum review of
Many in Congress and among US companies and workers contend that China's weak protections for intellectual property rights undermine US technology, and with its low labour costs and its artificially low currency value,
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