mandag 24. oktober 2016

Ugly US election race a poor ad for democracy in China

"It's the most entertaining campaign ever and the essence of American politics is entertainment." The view of one 19-year-old Chinese student watching the US presidential race from Beijing. He's not the only one laughing. Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins on 8 November, the Chinese Communist Party believes it is already a winner. For decades it has said that American democracy is a sham, rigged by and for a narrow elite. Now the Republican candidate for the White House says the same. For decades Beijing has smarted under American disapproval for locking up political enemies. Now Donald Trump says "crooked Hillary" should be in jail, and that he "can't wait to begin the purge of liberals from America". Read more