Foreign Netizens Back Chinese People's Trust in Gov't

February 2, 2019
Editor: Lei Yang
Foreign Netizens Back Chinese People's Trust in Gov't

 

Chinese people have greater trust in their national government than citizens in many other equivalent countries around the world, according to the findings of a recent global report.

The Edelman Trust Barometer report indicates that 86 percent of Chinese respondents in their survey said they trusted the government, significantly higher than the world average of 47 percent.

The question of "Why do Chinese people trust the Chinese government as much as 86 percent?" has since been much discussed on Quora, where many foreigners answered by citing various data and giving examples of relevant achievements.

Among the answers, a 4,000-word article, including numerous charts and statistics, from a writer at Pew Research Center, has been viewed 10,000 times on the popular website.

One author wrote about his experiences in China in an article that has received 60,000 clicks. In his view, the Chinese government has worked hard and efficiently to improve people's lives and has helped millions of people get rid of poverty, providing them with good housing and education.

 

Foreign Netizens Back Chinese People's Trust in Gov't
Foreign Netizens Back Chinese People's Trust in Gov't

 

Some netizens compared the government in China to that in their own country. For example, one American citizen said the Chinese government was more reliable in issuing disaster relief than the US government who often acted haphazardly and depended on private resources.

As for misunderstandings toward China, some commentators relentlessly fought back against perceived unfairness. 

Foreign Netizens Back Chinese People's Trust in Gov't
Foreign Netizens Back Chinese People's Trust in Gov't

 

Fu Ying, vice-chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress, has previously elaborated on how to solve the West's misunderstandings of China. "China has stepped into the center of the world stage, and countries now have diversified views about China. When the world sees China's actual development, there will be less negative voices," she said.

 

(Source: cankaoxiaoxi.com / Translated and edited by Women of China)

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