China Seminar | 10 November 2016

The US Presidential Election: A View from a Chinese Political Reporter


People around the world have followed the U.S. presidential election with great interest because the results will have an impact extending far beyond America’s borders. There’s been especially keen interest in China, a nation that’s often a hot topic in presidential debates and whose future is tied to what happens in the U.S.. Some Chinese have watched the election campaign primarily for entertainment, but many others have tried to figure out what the election will mean not only for the U.S. but China as well as the rest of the world. China Daily political reporter WANG Xu shares his perspectives on the U.S. presidential election and the future of Sino- U.S. relations. WANG Xu (Andy) works in the political desk of China Daily. Wang earned a B.A. degree of Japanese Language and Literature (2012) and a M.A. degree of International Journalism from Renmin University of China (2014). From 2014, Wang became a correspondent of China Daily in Beijing. He covered diplomatic activities of Chinese president and premier, including President Obama’s 2014 state visit to China and President Xi Jinping’s 2015 state visit to U.S, as well as the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues in 2014 and 2015. He is currently with University of Hawai`i’s Parvin Fellows Program.