BEIJING, December 30. /TASS/. The Chinese believe that stronger relations between Beijing and Moscow presently became more important than the development of ties with Japan, findings of a sociological survey indicated, the Huanqiu Shibao daily reported on Tuesday.
As many as 1,515 respondents from seven Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Changsha participated in the Huanqiu Shibao sociological survey devoted to Chinese world vision.
According to sociological survey findings, 30.4% of respondents believe that relations between China and Russia are ranked second as to significance for the country after Chinese-US relations. Meanwhile, only 27.1% said about importance of bolstering relations between China and Japan — that is 11.5% lower than the opinion poll results in 2013.
The daily also noted that “disagreements on the Taiwan issue” and territorial disputes in the South China Sea hamper further development of Chinese-US relations.