Although China's trade ties with and economic influence on its Asian and Pacific Rim neighbors are greater than ever, that's doesn't automatically translate into warmer feelings toward the People's Republic among publics in the region.
Political unrest continued in Egypt after a chaotic political week in which two of the key players – both unpopular with the Egyptian public – illustrated the difficulty in finding a leader who can overcome the country’s divisions.
The recent protests in Brazil reflect dissatisfaction that is, at least in part, the result of a large gap between what the public considers top priorities for the country and perceptions of how well these priorities are met.
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