Coronavirus: Only 4 of 53 countries say US has dealt with pandemic better than China

Opinion of US global influence has declined amid criticism of its response to Covid-19

Peter Stubley
Monday 15 June 2020 19:12
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A graffiti mural of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping amid increased tension between China and the US over Covid-19
A graffiti mural of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping amid increased tension between China and the US over Covid-19

China has handled the coronavirus pandemic much better than the US, according to a survey of more than 120,000 people in 53 countries around the world.

Only four of those nations – Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the US itself – rated the American response more positively than China’s, the poll found.

Overall more than 60 per cent of people surveyed thought China had responded well to the pandemic, compared to only a third who considered the US response had been effective.

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