China should have a better idea of how it is seen by the World according to the results of a comprehensive report “China in the eyes of the World” was recently in Beijing. Occidental who are more than 20 countries were surveyed for the report.
The investigation shows that China, if mentioned, “mysterious” or “old” are usually the first words that come to mind to Occidental. However, after visiting the country, their views are often completely changed. Understand that the Chinese people are the same as people in other parts of the world and his life is not so bad that the Western media often.
Although the opening ceremony of the Olympics offered a platform for the culture of China, the report shows that China abroad the impression that the majority of other films and pop culture, often very superficial. .
When asked what the best of China, most Occidental think the Great Wall, the Chinese Kung Fu and food. With the Great Wall was considered the best representation in 21% of them. Influenced by Hollywood films, many Occidental were very impressed by the Kung Fu, even though all Chinese people understand Kung Fu.
In the Chinese people respondents, 33% believed that the four great inventions of ancient China (the compass, the typography, the gunpowder and paper), better represent China. The traditional Chinese medicine only 2% of the votes, because a lack of understanding outside China.
As for the animals, the best of China, loong and panda are undoubtedly at the top with two values of 45% and 42%.
In view of the economy in China, more than sixty percent of the foreign participants that the view that China is the largest economy in the next 20 years. With the development of the economy, more people get to know, the Chinese brands. According to the survey, Lenovo and China Mobile have high recognition among the Occidental, to a separate vote by 58% and 52%.
At the same time, 64% of the Occidental citizens who believe that China’s development at the expense of the environment. Although China has made efforts to protect the environment, there is still a long way to go. In comparison to the Occidental, the Chinese have more confidence in the future in China. 60% of Chinese believe that the Chinese economy is still in the process of sustainable development and healthy development.
In a word, the investigation shows that the world still many misconceptions when it comes to China, but the World will know real China gradually.