Why the World watches America

Oriental Morning Post, China (translated from Chinese)

The world has never paid so much attention to a single election.

Now, people around the world believe that the changes brought by the American election with not be confined to America alone. Guardian columnist Jonathan Friedlander says the history of the past seven years has made the world concerned over the importance of American decision-making, a long and painful learning process. “Two wars and a global financial crisis – in retrospect, these matters can, at least to a certain degree, be traced to decisions made in Washington.” Even more importantly, contact between the Oval Office and the world has been shaped by personality.

Clearly, the world wants Obama to win – and hopes after eight years on the Highway to Hell that the US has finally returned to its senses.