Chinese Study: Majority Blames US for Ukraine Conflict


(MENAFN) According to a recent study conducted by the Center for International Security and Strategy at Tsinghua University, approximately 80 percent of the Chinese population holds the belief that the United States and Western countries bear the ultimate responsibility for the conflict in Ukraine. In contrast, less than 10 percent of respondents attribute the start of the offensive to Russia.

The survey, published on Wednesday, revealed that 80.1 percent of participants attribute the conflict to the "US and Western countries," while 11.7 percent place blame on Ukraine, and 8.2 percent hold Russia accountable. These findings indicate a prevalent perception among the Chinese population regarding the primary actors involved in the Ukrainian conflict.

When asked about the most significant issues arising from the conflict, 34.1 percent of respondents identified the impact on civilian life as the most crucial concern. Additionally, 20.9 percent mentioned the safety of Chinese individuals and their economic interests in Ukraine, while 15.6 percent emphasized the impact on global energy supply.

The study also highlighted a prevailing sense of distrust towards the United States among the Chinese populace, with 59.1 percent expressing a "very unfavorable" or "somewhat unfavorable" opinion of the country. In contrast, only 7.8 percent held a similar view of Russia, with 58.4 percent regarding their neighboring nation as "somewhat" or "very" favorable.

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