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China's global approval rating has surpassed the U.S.

A three-way split screen of President Trump, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.
Photos: (Left) Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images, (Center) Mark Wilson/Getty Images, (Right) Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

China's median global approval rating has surpassed the U.S. at 34%, the country's highest score since 2009, Gallup reports in a newly released survey.

Where it stands: The U.S. approval rating for 2018 stands at 31%, only a 1% increase from the "new record low" seen during the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, per Gallup. 2018 also marks the first time that the global approval rating of Russia — currently at 30% — has been on equal ground with the U.S.

Xi's thought on diplomacy is "epoch-making"

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at March 8 press conference. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a press conference at the National People's Congress Friday to discuss China's diplomatic work.

Details: Xinhua English's lead story reports on Wang's comments...

The establishment of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy as the fundamental guideline for China's diplomatic work is an epoch-making milestone in the diplomatic theory of New China, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday...
At the Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs in 2018, the guiding status of Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy was established, setting a fundamental guideline for China's diplomatic work and point the way for navigating through the complex array of issues in today's world, Wang said.
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