A new poll has found a growing scepticism among European citizens about China’s intentions. According to the research by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Europeans are aware of China’s efforts to create discord and division within the EU.

A majority of member states believe that, instead of being a constructive international partner, Beijing is increasingly acting against the interests of the bloc.

The poll was conducted in nine EU member states which comprise two-thirds of the European population. It shows an emerging consensus between member states on China. The pan-European think-tank has found that just 7% of Europe’s citizens see China as a “useful” ally in their battle with the novel coronavirus.


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