Europeans believe China will overtake US in a decade, despite Biden presidency

Europeans believe China will overtake US in a decade, despite Biden presidency

The US political system is broken and China will be the most powerful nation on earth within a decade, according to most Europeans responding to a survey which has revealed a dramatic shift in attitudes on the continent.

While 53 per cent believed Joe Biden’s electoral victory would make a positive difference to their countries – and 57 per cent said his administration would be beneficial for the European Union – a majority also believed the EU should be more self-reliant when dealing with China.

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) think tank surveyed 15,000 people from 11 countries and found six out of 10 thought China would become more powerful than the US within the next 10 years, according to its report published on Tuesday.