During debate, Harris raised Trump’s low global rating compared with China’s Xi. Here’s what polls show.

During debate, Harris raised Trump’s low global rating compared with China’s Xi. Here’s what polls show.

During Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate, the candidates squared off over which administration would take a tougher stance on China.

“The Trump administration’s perspective and approach to China has resulted in the loss of American lives, American jobs and America’s standing,” said Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.).

The Pew Research Center, she continued, “has done an analysis that shows that leaders of our formerly allied countries have now decided that they hold in greater esteem and respect Xi Jinping, the head of the Chinese Communist Party, than they do Donald Trump.”

“This is where we are today because of a failure of leadership by this administration,” she said.