U.S. Presidential Candidates on China

Use Our Tracking Tool to Keep Up on Who Said What About China

[Last updated on November 8, 2016]

This year, 54 percent of Americans held an unfavorable view of China, compared with 29 percent in 2006, according to the Pew Research Center, and only 38 percent hold a favorable view, down from 51 percent just four years ago. And yet, as in past years, the candidates’ comments on China are not confined to attacks.

On Election Day and hereafter, use this tracker, maintained since October 1, 2015 by ChinaFile’s staff and interns, to assess the candidates’ positions on China.

Quote of the Week:

We don't win anymore as a country, we don't win on the border, we don't win with the trade, what China is doing is beyond belief. We don't win anymore. We don't win with our military.

Donald Trump, at a rally in Sarasota, Florida