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Chinese say country still not 'world power': Poll

Published on Dec 31, 2012 1:19 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - More than 80 per cent of Chinese say they do not yet see their country as a "world power", according to a newspaper poll published on Monday.

The survey, in the Global Times daily, also said that more than half of respondents expressed a "positive view" of Beijing's relations with Washington, though most were pessimistic about ties with Tokyo.

A total of 82.3 per cent of people surveyed said that China had yet to obtain world power status.

The statistic made the front-page headline of the paper's English language edition - but in the Chinese-language version the story was relegated to a low mention on an inside page.

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