Americans view China in a markedly less favorable light than two years ago, and Chinese attitudes toward the United States have also soured, a sign that the two countries are drifting apart at the level of public opinion, according to a Pew Global Survey to be released on Thursday.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/world ... times&_r=0
http://mecometer.com/compare/china+unit ... s/gdp-ppp/
http://mecometer.com/compare/china+unit ... owth-rate/
They cited China’s portrayal of itself as a newly confident and rich power on the world stage, a posture that seems threatening to Americans and Europeans
Well, I believe this partially true, however, it doesn't cover the whole picture. The European and American public possibly see all the outsourced jobs to China and India as a threat to their economical strength, unemployment and underemployment. Also negativity is contagious, and human beings tend to to blame their misfortune on anyone else but themselves... so you get the picture.
What do you think are the root causes for the sour relations?