CSIS surveyed U.S. thought leaders who are influential in the debate on international and/or Asian regional affairs to map their views on U.S. China policy. The interactive graph below represents how U.S. thought leaders answered key questions on national security, economic, and human rights issues. Respondents were asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how much risk the United States should take to defend U.S. allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific if they come under threat from China, as well as advance human rights in China. Respondents were also asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how important is it for the United States to maintain economic cooperation with China in various areas.

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CSIS | Thought Leaders Q4-8; Q19-21; Q23-28

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