BEIJING: Chinese people believe the United States is the "top threat" facing their country, a poll showed on Wednesday, with most suspecting the world's number one economy of trying to "prevent China from becoming an equal power".
A survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Center revealed 45 percent of Chinese consider US power and influence to be a "major threat" -- more than economic instability (35 percent), climate change (34 percent) and the Islamic State (15 percent).
However, half of the 3,154 respondents in the survey had a "favourable opinion" of the US -- including 60 percent of those aged between 18 and 34.
The news comes as Beijing and Washington are at loggerheads over China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, with the US urging China to adhere to the rule of law and Beijing accusing its ally of interference.
The vast majority of Chinese (75 percent) believe their own country plays "a more important role in world affairs" than a decade ago, compared with only 21 percent of Americans, 23 percent of Europeans and 68 percent of Indians.
China is the biggest threat for world peace. Supporter of all clandestine work of Pakistan and North Korea. Encroacher of Tibet and now Bhramaputra. Also trying to encroach Arunachal Pradesh from India. The biggest threat is China, Pakistan and North Korea.
They are a threat for street dogs and various other species - once a British VIP said ''They eat anything with legs, except their dining table and chairs''.
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.... they are a threat to birds and snakes as well.
Rather China is the top threat to the world peace.
More than 4decades ago it was USA coming to CHINA''s side&helping it to become what it is today.Yet instead of being thankful it displays arrogant bellicosity.
U cant n never will b an equal power. U cheat u steal u copy ....... U r cheap n tgat is tge only brain drain u have that goes all over the world. That is not power n dont give your citizens false hope just because u r dying. By an aging population n by reduced birthrate
They feel the threat because China is not law abiding and breaks international rules. China sides with rogue countries for its selfish gains and vetoes everybody else. It should be made to pay for its misdeeds.