Poll: U.S. Power Falls in Pacific, China’s Rises

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:04am

Military.com reports that “People across the Asia-Pacific think American power is waning and that China will dominate the region over the next decade, according to a recent survey by the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Center.”  

“However, the online poll — which surveyed 750 people each in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea — also shows that many see America’s influence in the region as strong and positive.”  

“‘Respondents across the Asia-Pacific tend to agree that we are either seeing, or have seen, the high-water mark of American power,’ the report said. ‘There is a high degree of consensus that ‘America’s best days are in the past’ … and that China will eventually replace the United States as the world’s leading superpower.'”