How the U.S. Election Played in China

Source: Getty
TV/Radio Broadcast AmCham-ChinaNovember 14
Summary
Increasing Chinese interest in the U.S. political system presents an opportunity to improve Sino-U.S. ties, but also puts a spotlight on tensions and misunderstandings between the two countries.
Related Topics
Related Media and Tools
 

Speaking on AmCham-China, Carnegie's Paul Haenle explained that there has been a tremendous amount of interest in the U.S. elections from China. This is partly thanks to social media like Weibo, which facilitates comments and exchange on the U.S. election process, he said. Chinese youth in particular are gaining a relatively nuanced and educated view on the political system in the United States and its positives and drawbacks, something which Haenle noted as ”a very positive development”.

Part of this interest is generated by the role of China in the rhetoric of both candidates. However, Haenle reiterated that this primarily negative rhetoric is used to appease U.S. domestic concerns over the economy and manufacturing industries, not an indication of real policies that the candidates might adopt when if office.

The U.S. “Pivot to Asia” has also increased Chinese interest in the United States, added Haenle. Although the United States has had a presence in the Asia Pacific, which was significantly enhanced in the aftermath of WWII, the “Pivot” was used to make it clear to U.S. audiences that there would be a shift away from the Middle East and toward the more dynamic Asia-pacific region, he concluded.
 

End of document

Comments

 
Your comment has NOT been posted! Something unexpected occurred. Please report this error to webmaster@ceip.org

Use the back button to try again
  • Report Abuse
Source http://carnegietsinghua.org/2012/11/14/how-u.s.-election-played-in-china/ex5q

More from The Global Think Tank

In Fact

 

45%

of the Chinese general public

believe their country should share a global leadership role.

30%

of Indian parliamentarians

have criminal cases pending against them.

140

charter schools in the United States

are linked to Turkey’s Gülen movement.

2.5–5

thousand tons of chemical weapons

are in North Korea’s possession.

92%

of import tariffs

among Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru have been eliminated.

$2.34

trillion a year

is unaccounted for in official Chinese income statistics.

37%

of GDP in oil-exporting Arab countries

comes from the mining sector.

72%

of Europeans and Turks

are opposed to intervention in Syria.

90%

of Russian exports to China

are hydrocarbons; machinery accounts for less than 1%.

13%

of undiscovered oil

is in the Arctic.

17

U.S. government shutdowns

occurred between 1976 and 1996.

40%

of Ukrainians

want an “international economic union” with the EU.

120

million electric bicycles

are used in Chinese cities.

60–70%

of the world’s energy supply

is consumed by cities.

58%

of today’s oils

require unconventional extraction techniques.

67%

of the world's population

will reside in cities by 2050.

50%

of Syria’s population

is expected to be displaced by the end of 2013.

18%

of the U.S. economy

is consumed by healthcare.

81%

of Brazilian protesters

learned about a massive rally via Facebook or Twitter.

32

million cases pending

in India’s judicial system.

1 in 3

Syrians

now needs urgent assistance.

370

political parties

contested India’s last national elections.

70%

of Egypt's labor force

works in the private sector.

70%

of oil consumed in the United States

is for the transportation sector.

20%

of Chechnya’s pre-1994 population

has fled to different parts of the world.

58%

of oil consumed in China

was from foreign sources in 2012.

$536

billion in goods and services

traded between the United States and China in 2012.

$100

billion in foreign investment and oil revenue

have been lost by Iran because of its nuclear program.

4700%

increase in China’s GDP per capita

between 1972 and today.

$11

billion have been spent

to complete the Bushehr nuclear reactor in Iran.

2%

of Iran’s electricity needs

is all the Bushehr nuclear reactor provides.

78

journalists

were imprisoned in Turkey as of August 2012 according to the OSCE.

Stay in the Know

Enter your email address in the field below to receive the latest Carnegie analysis in your inbox!

Personal Information
 
 
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
 
No. 1 East Zhongguancun Street, Building 1 Tsinghua University Science Park Innovation Tower, Room B1202C Haidian District, Beijing 100084 China
Phone: + 86 10 8215 0178 Fax: + 86 10 6270 3536