|U.S. President Barrack Obama (R) and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attend their second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York state, the United States, Oct. 16, 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)|
Many scenes of U.S. presidential elections are repeated every four years. China bashing remains a routine for the two candidates in this year’s U.S. presidential race.
The two candidates have blamed China for the weak economy and high unemployment in the United States, and claimed that Chinese investment in the United States endangers the country’s economic independence and national security.
The most popular explanation is that the candidates find fault with China simply to win more votes. There must be something wrong with the country’s political system if such downright lies can be used to lure voters.
The United States’ decline has been a hot topic in recent years while in fact, the country remains powerful, and no other country is expected to overtake the United States in the foreseeable future.
However, the country is entering an era of political decline. Such new terms as “political paralysis” and “financial cliff” have been coined to describe the status quo in Washington politics.
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