China's image steadily improves
China's national image in the international community has continued to improve in recent years, according to a report released on Tuesday.
China scored 6.3 in a 10-point system concerning its overall image in 2019, 0.1 point higher than in 2018, according to a report released jointly by the Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies, a think tank affiliated with China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration, and Kantar Group, a consulting company.
The report said respondents from developing countries generally have a better impression of China's image, rising from 5.8 points in 2013 to 7.2 points last year.
The 2019 report was based on an online survey conducted between June and September 2019 among 11,000 residents in 22 countries, including Japan, South Korea, India, the UK, France, Germany, the US, Canada, Brazil, Australia and South Africa.
The survey found respondents paid great attention to China's participation in global governance, particularly in three fields: science and technology, economy and culture.
It also found they expected China to play a bigger role in the first two fields in the future.
Per the report, 31 percent of respondents said China should focus on building its image as a global development contributor in the next five to 10 years, while 27 percent said they expect China to display its image as a country with a rich history in the East and 25 percent hoped to see China rise as a responsible major country.