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The Chinese media uses U.S. election scandals to highlight flaws in democracy and denounce both candidates, yet many Chinese citizens have more nuanced views

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espite the striking vulgarity of the most recent U.S. presidential campaign, the competition between the two parties and critical reactions from the media are "uplifting" for some Chinese observers, writes Chris Buckley, and it offers a chance to find common critical ground around the role of the rich and powerful in governance.
8 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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