採訪/朱智善 編輯/張天宇 後製/李智遠
BBC poll: China sunk to its lowest level
A survey was conducted for the BBC World Service by a
private company who interviewed people internationally.
The poll shows that international society’s view of China
has deteriorated. It sunk to its lowest level over the past 8 years.
Analysts said that the main reason is because the Internet
has developed, the Chinese people’s conscience awakened,
and more and more Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)
scandals were exposed in the world.
Scandals include suppression of beliefs and human rights,
restriction of freedom of speech and press, violence
in maintaining “stability,” environmental pollution,
and a large number of corrupt officials’ fleeing abroad.
The BBC said that the survey indicates, compared with
2012, positive views of China have fallen 8% to 42%,
while the negative views of China, 39%, has increased 8%.
The negative rates of China are at their highest
since BBC’s polling began in 2005.
Lan Shu, Current Affairs Commentator: “A very important
reason is that China’s economic growth has slowed down.
In the past, the CCP relied on the GDP’s rapid growth
to overshadow many problems within its system.
In addition, many CCP scandals were exposed
GlobeScan, headquartered in Canada,
conducted the survey for the BBC.
The company interviewed 26,299 people internationally
from December 2012 to April 2013.
Interviewees were asked to rate 25 countries on whether their
influence in the world was “mainly positive” or “mainly negative.”
China and India, whose negative rates have increased 8%,
became countries with “the highest increase in negative views.”
The poll indicates that among 25 interviewed countries,
Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya, among others, hold positive views on China.
13 countries hold negative views on China, such as France,
the US, Germany and several mainstream Western countries,
in which more than 67% of interviewees rated China
as having negative influence in the world.
Australia completely turned its views on China- 50%
of people changed from positive to negative views on China.
Xing Tianxing, independent commentator: “The majority
of mainstream countries’ impression of China significantly decreased.
They had hopes in the CCP in the past, but now
completely turned to the opposite.
The CCP violates human rights.
Not only did they not stop, they grew worse.
In addition, the persecution areas expanded, from persecution
of Falun Gong to petitioners and then to human rights lawyers.
The Chinese regime is breaking its own law and Constitution.”
Commentators believe that in Mainland China, public
expression is restricted.
In addition, the corrupt officials are protected by the CCP,
and civilians have nowhere to complain of their mistreatment.
More and more persecuted people have to ask international
society and overseas media for help, thus the CCP scandals are exposed to the world.
Lan Shu: “The conflict between the CCP and the Chinese
people is the conflict between officials and civilians.
It is getting sharper and larger-scale, it is everywhere.
The CCP’s desire to cover it up is in vain.”
Xing Tianxing: “From illegal demolition
to the one-child policy,
and especially the truth regarding Falun Gong
practitioners’ brutal torture and trafficked organs being exposed to the world,
the crimes that the CCP committed are unacceptable
for human beings.
These problems are increasingly being recognized
by the mainstream, it is indeed a real problem.”
Xing Tianxing said that since the new leadership took office,
the political system has changed a little, but they still insist on the one-Party dictatorship.
They are obviously against universal values that
mainstream society persists in upholding.
All these CCP’s behaviors are disappointing
to the international society.