U.S. election 2012

China and America: Four More Years

Outgoing Chinese president Hu Jintao congratulated Barack Obama on Wednesday after the U.S. president won re-election over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to Xinhua News: Hu said in a message that China-U.S....

Curiosity and Indifference Toward U.S. Election

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...

Cartoon: Political Fatigue

Update (November 9, 2012): The previous version of the cartoon appeared to have been photographed from a newspaper, and CDT had been unable to identify the source. We have since learned that the cartoon is by Wang Jinsong (王锦松)...

The Chinese State: More Legitimate Than America?

With both China and United States set to decide their top leadership this week, albeit in very different ways, NPR’s Louisa Lim moderated a debate in Hong Kong over the differences between the Chinese and American systems...

Final Presidential Debate Ducks China

After the final U.S. presidential debate on October 22, any undecided voters who counted China as a deciding factor would most likely have been left swaying. The policies put forward by the two candidates, wrote Elizabeth M....

Would China Prefer a Romney Presidency?

The New York Times’ Jane Perlez explores the reaction in China to the “tough talk” deployed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who have used China as a punching bag both on...

Obama & Romney: “The Panda Sluggers”

After yesterday’s U.S. presidential debate, which saw more than its fair share of China bashing, The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos explains the current Chinese sentiment toward the two candidates: To China, the greatest...

U.S. Presidential Candidates Clash Over China (Updated)

Even though the third U.S. presidential debate will tackle specific foreign policy issues, Mark McDonald of The International Herald Tribune writes that President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney still butted...

Does U.S. Olympic Uniform Hoopla Miss the Point?

Despite the raucous raised by U.S. politicians over the revelation that America’s Olympic uniforms are made in China, The Wall Street Journal’s John Bussey asks: Who Cares? Election seasons often bend sensibility,...

China Takes Center Stage in U.S. Election Dialogue

With next year’s U.S. presidential race already in full swing, Republican hopefuls have much to dispute but one clear point of agreement: China. The Wall Street Journal analyzes the latest aggressive criticism from U.S....

For 2012 Hopeful, Envoy Job in China Was a Useful Detour

Jon Huntsman is expected to announce his official candidacy for the U.S. 2012 Presidential Election on Tuesday, and the media is focusing on his recently-completed tour as Ambassador to China when introducing him to the American...

Eyeing the White House After Service in China

Now that Jon Huntsman is back in the U.S. and possibly preparing for a presidential run, the New York Times assesses his tenure as U.S. Ambassador in Beijing: The ambassador, who was to leave his post on Saturday, has proved...

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