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The Day After: Obama and China (Updated)

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...

Posing Questions about the New US President

Southern Weekly outdid itself in promoting US-China understanding this week. They hosted a Q&A panel- composed of six American intellectuals and one Chinese- about the direction President Barack Obama will take US foreign...

Breakfast in Beijing

On the New Yorker’s website, Evan Osnos covers an American election-watching party in Beijing: “Obama gives greater confidence to people of the Third World,” Yang said, after the photo. “We, the black, yellow, and other...

Obama’s Remarks on China are Rhetoric, Some Say

The Los Angeles Times reports that many in China view recent remarks by Senator and presidential contender Barack Obama calling China a “currency manipulator” as nothing more than political posturing in the run-up to...

McCain Tilts Towards Taiwan, Obama May Favor China

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...

Hu Shuli: Advice for the Next U.S. President

From Caijing Magazine: The U.S. presidential election was just days away when this edition of Caijing went to press. Opinion polls showed Democratic candidate Barrack Obama leading Republican John McCain. We did not choose...

Obama An Overwhelming Hit With Chinese: Poll

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...

China Wants Stable Ties With US After Election

From AFP: China is watching the US presidential election closely, and whether the winner is Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain, the priority for Beijing is to maintain stable ties with Washington. The strong...

Video: Election ’08 and the Challenge of China

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...

Shen Dingli: China Tangled Up In Red, White And Blue

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...

China and the First McCain-Obama Debate

Presidential candidates Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama had their first debate Friday night at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi.  Though scheduled to be a debate focused on foreign policy,...

For Chinese, US Election Is ‘Entertaining’

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...

Palin Intrigues Chinese Public

Geoff Dyer reports in the Financial Times: Sarah Palin’s speech to the Republican National Convention may have received little attention in China, but the news of her choice as John McCain’s running mate has attracted...

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...

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