The results of the United States presidential election were among the most reshared and forwarded (“retweeted”) microblog posts on the Chinese internet today, along with extensive coverage on major Chinese news portals. Below are a sample of Chinese netizen reactions…
On Sina Weibo:
@微天下: NBC reports, Obama has won the [United States] presidential election.
Comments on Sina Weibo:
The possibility of not winning wasn’t high.
Bet on the wrong one.
Yet another smooth 4 years.
Have to look at the same face, for another four years.
A neighbor cheered.
Good news. America is doomed!
The next few years for China will be easier now…
Yeah! Tuition won’t increase anymore!
California’s 55 votes are too niu.
How come China doesn’t have this kind of hair-raising election?????
California has too many votes.
New situation! Romney has been shot!
Long live democracy.
I’ve witnessed the poor little guy successfully defeat the tall, rich and handsome~
My law school is in complete silence hahahaha…
Is this obvious!? The results were definitely going to be like this.
Uh oh, America’s ordinary common people must suffer another four years.
So the 18th National Congress coincides with the American election!
Although reelected, they lost the House of Representatives, so the path forward will be challenging.
Congratulations Obama, that stupid cunt who said he wants to label China a currency manipulator deserves it.
Time for some change, eh?
I also hoped he would win, at least everything will more or less remain the same.
California is so niu~ Obama is also niu~
Win or not has nothing to do with China, they will all be against China, containing our development.
Should I be crying, or crying, or crying, or crying, or crying?
Where does Romney’s confidence come from?
With Romney’s religion and excessively conservative ideology…this was inevitable.
Time to buy gold.
Whether for China or the world, I really don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
The economy will never recover.
This election had “serious” fraud, recommend the United Nations establish a No-Fly Zone!!!
Good! Obama reelected! To be honest, I didn’t feel very good about Romney~
My friends all say if he doesn’t get elected, invite him to come to China.
Too bad, guess we won’t be able to be currency manipulators now…
Feels like this election is similar to the Taiwan elections at the beginning of the year, where those supporting China’s development winning. Romney, the DPP, a lesson in blood and tears.
Presidents and company workers both needing to compete for their positions, this is a good system. Only by immediately having a sense of danger/crisis upon immediately taking office can one wholeheartedly work for the people, because there will be people poking you in the back if you don’t do well, and you can’t use attacks, reprisals, or secretly take them out.
No matter who is the president, the Pentagon will always be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and Imperialist America will always be self-serving. I’m more concerned about the results of the 17+1.
Won, hope Obama will cherish and make good use of God’s favor.
Congratulations Definitely can’t let Romney mess up the America I yearn for over the next for years. Americans are sensible, relax. This planet over the next four years will become even better. This is excellent. Tonight someone will “represent” us in sending congratulations to Obama.
Romney had over 1 million more popular votes than Obama but still lost the Electoral College.
From the black civil rights movement of the 60s in the 20th century to Obama being elected the first black present in the 21st century, to today, where Obama has been reelected for a second term, Americans have used only 50 years of time. On this kind of incredible ability to correct/change its society, who can still say that capitalism is decadent and degenerate? With one foot in its grave? Instead, all of those people who have said capitalism is dying have one by one passed away in history like smoke!
Obama won the population, won the East and West coasts, won the Northeast, the Northwest; Romney won the land, won the vast interior, won the Southeast, Southwest. Americans, especially the lower classes have benefited/favor Obama’s policies and are willing to give Obama 4 more years of time. Congratulations, Obama!
America elects a president, and some of our countrymen makes it seem like its their wives giving birth to a child… the worry and anticipation… and then its born… and its good news all around… Think about our own country’s matters, have you voted before…?
Why do Chinese people pay attention to the United States election? It’s because of media hype, because of market attention, but at the bottom of their hearts there is also a political longing. In the face of the wave of democracy, one country cannot integrate in the world economically, and stands apart from the world system politically. With only those few friends in the entire world, whether it be dying Syria or unreliable North Korea or Castro, who often faints during his speeches.
The tragic American people, only now knowing who their president is. Only by comparing people can you know who is superior, we already knew [who our president will be] several years ago!
Obama reelected, looks like there’s no need to worry about Sino-American relations anymore, because the “aggressive China” Romney didn’t win. China should be lighting fireworks in celebration!
Faint, they cast votes, but what about our country!!
Although it is the American election, and putting aside all political factors, I too genuinely hoped Obama would win the election. Because I rather like Obama.
America’s first reelected president of African descent.
There’s nothing to be happy about, why the hell do so many people support Obama?
The first president to be reelected while unemployment is over 7%, making history! Ok, congratulations~ I still rather like Obama.
America’s show has ended, now the world’s eyes turn East…
What do you think of the United States presidential election and results? Who would have been a better president? For America? For America’s relations with China?
And just for fun…the following microblog post by the official weibo account of Durex condoms had more reshares, forwards, and comments than most posts about Obama’s victory…
@杜蕾斯官方微博: The difference between Obama and Romney is…