2022 Global Government Trust Ranking, China Continues to Rank No. 1

  How does the Chinese government win the high trust of the people?

(International Theory)

  Recently, a global government trust ranking has attracted widespread attention from foreign media.

A few days ago, Edman, the world's largest public relations consulting firm, released the "2022 Edman Trust Barometer" (hereinafter referred to as the "Barometer").

The report shows that in 2021, the Chinese people's trust in the government will reach 91%, an increase of 9 percentage points year-on-year, ranking first in the world and reaching a new high in 10 years.

In terms of the national comprehensive trust index, China is as high as 83%, an increase of 11 percentage points year-on-year, ranking first in the world.

  Why has the Chinese government won such widespread trust from the Chinese people?

What lessons can be learned from China's social governance experience?

Foreign media have interpreted it.

  Public trust is at 91%, the best in 10 years

  Edelman has published the "Edelman Trust Barometer" every year since 2000.

This year's survey was completed from November 1 to 24 last year in the form of an online questionnaire.

The respondents were more than 36,000 people from 28 countries.

Respondents were asked to evaluate their trust in the government, enterprises, media, and NGOs.

According to the trust index published by Edelman, 1 to 49 points represent distrust, 50 to 59 points represent neutrality, and 60 to 100 points represent trust.

This year's 91% is the best result in 10 years.

  Like the previously published "Barometer," this year's survey also divides respondents in each country into the "general public" and the "informed public" over the age of 18.

The so-called "informed public" refers to those between the ages of 25 and 64, with advanced education, the annual household income of the country in the top 25% of the age group, the habit of reading or watching business media or news, and continuously pay attention to the news. people with public policy information.

  A poll conducted by the Harvard Kennedy School in China for 10 consecutive years shows that the Chinese people's satisfaction with the government has remained above 90% year after year, which is consistent with the relevant poll data from Edelman's "Barometer".

Another poll released in July 2020 by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government showed that Chinese people are more than 93 percent satisfied with the government under the leadership of the Communist Party.

The report argues that "the Chinese Communist Party is as strong as ever. The broad public support for the policy has made the party more resilient."

  In addition, a poll released by The Washington Post in May 2021 showed that Chinese citizens have 98% trust in their own government.

  Originated from the responsibility of the CCP and the Chinese government

  Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the reason why the Chinese people's trust in the government has remained at the top of the list year after year is that this trust stems from the responsibilities of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government.

We adhere to the supremacy of the people, insist that everything is for the people, and everything depends on the people.

  Reuters quoted Richard Edelman as saying that the increase in China's public trust is not only related to the economy, but also to greater predictability of China's policies, especially in terms of the epidemic.

"I think they do what they say...for example, their COVID-19 situation is better than the United States."

  Edman CEO Dai Qingli noted that China was the only major economy to grow in 2020, and it will maintain that momentum for most of 2021.

Although China's epidemic prevention policy is strict, it has successfully controlled the epidemic and built confidence for the people.

In her view, the rapid response to normal life, precise epidemic prevention and control, efficient vaccine development and mass vaccination will help enhance the confidence of the people in the government.

Not only that, China is also actively helping other countries around the world.

Nearly half of the world's 7 billion new crown vaccines are made in China.

It also bolstered Chinese people's confidence in the government.

  In addition to the anti-epidemic performance, Dai Qingli said that the Chinese government has also made achievements in other areas, such as pollution control, Beijing's air quality is the best example; and anti-corruption, which provides a fairer competition for individuals and enterprises The environment is conducive to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, the main engine of economic growth.

  The continuous improvement of economic development and people's living standards is an important reason why the Chinese government has won the trust of the people.

The website of the Austrian newspaper "Standard" described today's China as follows: "If you walk in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen today, you will find that the density of new cars is much higher than in Vienna. In the beautiful new world, people will not find slums and tin huts. An optimistic generation sitting in restaurants, all with smartphones. Had it not been for the Covid-19 pandemic, they might have been planning a European vacation…”

  Foreign media have noted that the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China is a key factor for the Chinese government to win the trust of the Chinese people.

  According to an article published on the website of the Zimbabwe Herald, the Chinese Communist Party has the largest number of followers and the highest civic approval rate. An important reason is that the Chinese Communist Party unswervingly pursues the rule of law.

"China is vast and has a large population. If citizens do not feel fair, just and equal before the current laws, the country cannot govern well."

  The American "Christian Science Monitor" reported that the anti-corruption campaign has greatly curbed the abuse of power by officials and boosted the CCP's support among the people across the country.

Harvard professor Joseph Nye, who proposed the "soft power" theory, pointed out that the CCP's soft power is its own attractiveness and cohesion.

  China's experience in social governance is worth learning from

  "Today's China is independent, prosperous, and powerful, thanks to the Chinese Communist Party and its ability to unite the entire country." According to an article on the website of Brazil's "Globe", the Chinese Communist Party has continued to reform and improve itself for a long time, absorbing foreign technology and making Organizations adapted to their needs, creating a strong government that lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty.

Building a market economy according to national conditions, the Chinese Communist Party has modernized the country and made China increasingly an economic powerhouse with global influence.

  The practical experience of the Communist Party of China in governing the country in the new era has always been talked about by the international community.

More and more foreign media and international people are looking forward to getting enlightenment about their own development and world progress.

  Ross Gao, a professor at Stanford University and a development economist, is concerned about the CCP's poverty alleviation policy.

He pointed out that from the household contract responsibility system in the 1980s, to targeted poverty alleviation and targeted poverty alleviation, to the new goal of rural revitalization, the Communist Party of China has worked hard to make agricultural and rural development gradually keep pace with economic development.

For other countries, there are many lessons to be learned: land management policies laid the foundation for early poverty alleviation in China's rural population; a step-by-step approach was adopted to form a good incentive mechanism, allowing farmers to obtain agricultural technology, non-agricultural jobs, etc. .

  According to an article published on the website of the Latin American News Agency, the ultimate formula of the "Chinese miracle" is that practice is the only criterion for testing truth.

"The CCP leadership has formed an innovative model—the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics by constantly adjusting its policies."

  Lai Hanrui, a professor at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences in Germany, once sincerely asked: "Why is China important? Why do we need to know more about China and what can we learn from China?" He bluntly said that only by understanding China can we understand the future the world situation; anyone who wants to understand China needs to understand China's political system, China's constitution, and the Chinese Communist Party.

Lai Hanrui emphasized that in the past few decades, China has achieved unimaginable historic victories in the process of modernization.

Western countries should take China's success as an opportunity, learn from China's development experience, and strengthen cooperation with China.

  Zimbabwe's "Herald" website published an article that as the largest developing country, China has provided other emerging economies with new impetus, allowing them to see what the government and people can achieve when they unite to face long-term challenges.

  The website of the Swiss "Daily" reported that for the Communist Party, a hundred years were just the first steps on the Long March.

The Communist Party of China "still has many 'centennial marathons' to run." "The Communist Party of China has enough political wisdom and political character to face new challenges."

  Reporter: Jia Pingfan