Qin Gang, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. since July 2021.
The Pew Research Organization unveiled a poll last Thursday saying 82% of Americans have an unfavorable view of China, a record high and increase of six percentage points from a year ago. One notable Chinese figure in America takes issue with it: China’s ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang.
The survey “failed to give people a whole picture of China-U.S. relations, particularly people-to-people relations,” Qin said in an interview with Forbes last Friday at the China Embassy in Washington. “It’s not objective.”
“I’ve met people of different communities” in the U.S., said Qin, who became ambassador last year. “Nobody told me that they don’t like China. Most of them told me that they were interested in China. They wished China-U.S. relations well. They wanted to do business with China. They wanted to learn Chinese….