China’s US Ambassador Talks Pew Poll, Trade, Air Travel: Exclusive Interview

Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, a business group that represents more than 260 companies that do business with China including Boeing, GM and Microsoft, said negative views now present in each country toward the other represent a source of risk and tension needs to be defused. “It is hard to deny that negative perceptions in the US about China are at a very high level. Unfortunately, negative perceptions about America in China are about equally high. The abrupt decline in public polls on both sides of the Pacific are partially a result of Covid, travel restrictions and the indirect but large impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” Washington, D.C.-based Allen said.