Democrats and Republicans have sharply differing views on some aspects of foreign policy and national security. But when it comes to China, there is some degree of consensus, according to a new survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Details: There is widespread support across party lines for sanctions to combat China's human rights violations, as well as measures to protect Americans from the potential risks of Chinese technology.
- But the gap between Republicans and Democrats widens on trade issues, with more Republicans supporting policies that reduce overall trade.
- And when it comes to policies that would keep Chinese students and scientists out of the U.S., the gap is dramatic — few Democrats expressed support, compared to a majority of Republicans.
The bottom line: There is room for bipartisan support for some, but far from all, of the China policies the Trump administration has promoted in recent months.