China Surpasses Japan as America’s Most Important Asian Partner

This poll comes from Newsweek

For the first time since 1985, China has overtaken Japan as America’s most important Asian partner, according to a new survey from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and Gallup that polled 200 U.S. opinion leaders. The results reflect China’s meteoric rise in economic and diplomatic power and influence:

54% – Opinion leaders who chose Japan as the U.S.’s most important Asian ally in 2008

38% – Chose China in 2008

36% – Chose Japan in 2010

56% – Chose China in 2010

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