On Dissent’s website, Daniel Bell, a professor at Tsinghua University, writes about a lack of enthusiasm for Obama’s election that he has seen among his students: So why aren’t Chinese students and intellectuals...
U.S. election 2008
by Liu Yong | Nov 5, 2008
From Reuters: China welcomed Barack Obama as a youthful president-elect with the energy to tackle the financial crisis now threatening its economy and an ethnic heritage that could help America reach out to the rest of the...
by Liu Yong | Oct 29, 2008
From Reuters: Republican presidential candidate John McCain would seek to defend Taiwan and play hard ball with China if he comes to office, but Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama would further sideline Taipei as he courts...
by Liu Yong | Oct 22, 2008
From China Daily: Barack Obama may be leading the US presidential race against John McCain by only about 10 percent in his country, but he enjoys a much higher rating in China. A Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released Wednesday gave...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 9, 2008
The University of Southern California U.S. China Institute has produced a documentary about the role of China in the U.S. presidential elections: The U.S.-China relationship is complicated and is vital for both countries and the...
by Liu Yong | Oct 2, 2008
Written by Shen Dingli, professor and director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, from Asia Times Online: China is keenly following the Democratic and Republican tickets in the United States presidential...
by Liu Yong | Sep 26, 2008
From NBC News World Blog: Last week, three books about Barack Obama were published in China – to little fanfare. Despite being prominently displayed inside one of Beijing’s larger bookstores, the books – two were his own and the...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 14, 2008
U.S. presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain have outlined their China policies in detail in China Brief, the monthly magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce, which will be published in October. From...
by Sheri Martin | Sep 12, 2008
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:...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 6, 2008
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...
by Sheri Martin | Sep 4, 2008
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....
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