As it became clear that President Obama had been re-elected Tuesday night, Chinese netizens responded quickly online, often comparing the U.S. political process to their own. Tea Leaf Nation has translated a number of weibo posts:
According to Sina Weibo, there were more than 3.4 million tweets about the U.S. election in the past 24 hours. Why the intense interest in an election in a distant country? Or as @黑tian长政 queried, “Obama is re-elected, why do I feel happy too?
November 6, 2012