U.S. democracy

Why China Raged Over America’s “Summit for Democracy”

A United States-led democracy summit elicited a ferocious Chinese propaganda campaign aimed in part at redefining democracy in the Party’s own terms. The U.S.’ virtual Summit for Democracy, “part pep rally and part policy...

Are the US Presidential Elections Expensive or Not?

The LA Times recently ran a story explaining that for some Chinese the US presidential elections seem like a huge waste of money. Here is an interesting op-ed by Southern Weekly columnist Liu Yu defending the expensive process....

US Election: Global Times Reprints Modified LA Times Story

The Global Times reprinted a story from the Los Angeles Times with some interesting omissions. The original title ran “China watches U.S. elections with bemusement.” The Global Times version translates it as “American Media:...

China Watches U.S. Elections with Bemusement

The Los Angeles Times reports on Chinese coverage of the U.S. election: To the Chinese, who are spared by the one-party communist system such complications as an electoral college and party caucuses, the spectacle unfolding in...

U.S. Election: What Are the Chinese Paying Attention To?

The Global Times, the tabloid sister of the People’s Daily that focuses on international news and analysis, discusses the significance of US elections to Chinese people and makes the case that Chinese elites go Democratic....

Bush to Asia: Freedom Is More Than Markets – Dan Blumenthal and Tom Donnelly

From the Washington Post: The president’s just-concluded Asian trip bore signs that his devotion to democracy is beginning to shape American strategy beyond the “greater Middle East,” calling into question the policy of economic engagement and the belief in the democratizing power of free trade that Washington has followed up until now. And military preparations […]

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