Global Politics

China's Take on the US Presidential Debate


Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as President Barack Obama listens during the first 2012 U.S. presidential debate in Denver. (Photo: REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

Spain got the worst of it Wednesday night, during the first debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, but Romney also managed to get in a shot at China, asserting that he would, "crack down on China, if and when they cheat."

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Governor Romney probably doesn't care, but it turns out there were a lot of people in China watching the debate, lighting up social media with their real time reactions.

Lily Kuo, a reporter for Quartz, a new global business news site sponsored by The Atlantic, discusses the thousands of real-time reactions to the style and substance of the candidates and the debate forum itself.