Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chinese Craptocracy

"A lot of people think Western-style democracy is a joke — it's more like a pop-idol contest or a beauty pageant," said Pan Xiaoli, an anchorwoman for International Channel Shanghai, an English-language TV station...

"For ordinary Chinese observers, it is hard for them to differentiate between the platforms or understand the anxieties. They've seen it mostly as a competition between a woman, a black man and an old man," said Wang Jisi, dean of the school of international studies at Peking University, speaking at a seminar of journalists earlier this week in Seoul, South Korea.
- Chinese have surprisingly accurate view of U.S. elections.

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