採訪/劉惠 編輯/李謙 後製/肖顏
Facing a critical point, Chinese people are concerned about the U.S. Election
The 2012 U.S. presidential election is in full swing.
The two presidential candidates, Obama and Romney,
performed exciting televised debates, striving to win more voters’ support.
This spectacular event also attracted a large amount
of attention from the Chinese public.
However, compared with American voting, the 18th National
Congress of the CCP,
simultaneously held in November,
is a black box kept away from ordinary Chinese people.
Please see at the following reports.
With the U.S. Presidential Election Day approaching
on November 6, tension is mounting between
U.S. President Barack Obama and his challenger,
Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
On October 3 and 16, they carried out two televised debates.
The opinion polls, released by the Gallup poll, showed that
most Americans believe Republican Mitt Romney won the
first debate, while Democrat Barack Obama won the second debate.
After the second intense debate, Obama took his Presidential
campaign to New Hampshire and other areas.
However, Romney didn’t arrange for other public activities
except attending a charity fund-raising activity on the 18th, which Obama also attended.
It’s said that Romney is preparing for the last televised debate
in Florida on the 22nd.
Gallup analyzed that the results of the second debate might
be an important reference for the election.
The latest polls show that Obama’s lead
is gradually narrowing.
46% of voters say they would vote for Obama on Nov. 6,
while Romney had 45% support.
U.S. citizen Jason: “we learned about the president from
the newspaper, TV, and radio.
We can go on the Internet and find out things about
the presidential candidates, so we can decide based on lot of different independent information.
There is positive and negative comments about
both president and the candidate running against president."
U.S. citizen Jason has participated in elections since 1980
and voted for many presidents and local officials.
He told NTDTV that the U.S. presidential candidate might
be recommended by each political party, and there may also be an independent candidate.
As the next President relates to the United States and their
own destiny, every American is very concerned about the election.
On the other side of the Earth, the U.S. election has aroused
the concern of the Chinese people from the mainland.
VOA reported that after many Chinese netizens watched
Obama and Romney’s debate video, they discussed
the American presidential candidates’ debating skills,
and thought about the meaning in relation to China.
In addition, China’s media produced many in-depth
reports on the U.S. presidential election.
In stark contrast, there were a lot less reports on the coming
18th National Congress of the CCP on November 8, in which the top power of the nation will be transferred.
For this, Beijing constitutional scholar Chen Yongmiao said
that on this issue, China could not be compared with the U.S.
The U.S. holds democratic elections, while the CCP’s
next leaders have already been decided on internally.
The people are given no right to participate.
Beijing constitutional scholar Chen Yongmiao:
“This democratic election in the U.S., in fact, is a carnival of all the people, all the people are carnival, it is a feast.
In China’s leader elections, the people are on the ground,
the national leaders are in heaven; this is separated.”
Participating independent candidate deputies
have been placed under house arrest.
The human rights activist in Xinyu country, Jiangxi province,
Liu Ping, believes that
there is supervision and competition in the U.S. election,
and therefore it’s transparent and impartial.
At present, the so-called deputies are not elected by the people;
they can not represent public opinion.
The situation of the independent candidates in Mainland
China is very difficult, they are severely suppressed.
Jiangxi independent candidate Liu Ping: “There emerged
a large number of independent candidates in Hengyang city, Hunan province, and all of them are very sensible;
It’s a citizen’s action with electoral law, but the action
(Communist authorities) rejected the overall preliminary
According to the reports, with the approaching of
the 18th National Congress of the CCP, the so-called
“stability maintenance" efforts of the mainland authorities
have also been ramped up.
Beijing has established the 18th National Congress security
command team to carry out the ten special actions
such as management of floating population, and have
intensified the crackdown of the so-called unstable factors.
Hubei Province announced that the province’s 60,000
police officers’ holidays were canceled due to the wartime-like state.
This is in stark contrast to the U.S. Elections.