Embrace China

A good relationship with a growing China is an opportunity America can't afford to pass up, writes Nina Hachigian.

Between the Beijing Olympics and the U.S. presidential race, we are going to hear a lot about China in the coming year. In our nation’s capital, and on the campaign trail, policymakers and politicians tend to paint China as a threat, suggesting that its economic growth means the U.S. is falling behind or that its strength is inherently dangerous.

Americans don’t necessarily see it that way. A recent Zogby poll revealed that 52% of the American public holds a favorable impression of China. But only 35% of congressional staffers do. And 86% of those staffers think, wrongly, that Americans have a negative view of China.

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Nina Hachigian

Senior Fellow