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2008-10-17 The US Presidential Election
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In just over 2 and a half weeks time, voters in the United States head to the polls to determine who is going to replace George W. Bush as President. The campaign has been running for months now, but the heat between Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain has been heating up as of late. This was quite evident during the 3rd and last Presidential debate this week between the Democrat and Republican nominees, with both candidates taking shots at each others policies.  So how did the debate go? Was there a final winner? What is the likely outcome of the election? And what will the new leadership in the Whitehouse do for relations between the US and China? Ni hao, youre listening to  People In the Know, your window into the world around you, online at crienglish.com here on China Radio International.  In this edition of the show well be talking about the US Presidential race.  So lets get started.

First well hear from an expert in Washington. Mr. Da Wei is a visiting associate at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

(Dialogue with Da)

And after a short break, well talk to an expert in American politics here in Beijing.

Ni hao, youre listening to  People In the Know, your window into the world around you, online at crienglish.com here on China Radio International. Im Paul James in Beijing. In this edition of the program were talking about the US Presidential race, given the third and final debate between Barack Obama and John McCain took place this week. For more on this were joined on the line now by Professor Tao Wenzhao, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

(Dialogue with Tao)

And with that we close out this edition of  People In the Know, your window into the world around you, online at crienglish.com here on China Radio International.  Originally it was the war in Iraq.  But, as this last debate has shown, economic concerns worldwide could well be poised to be the most important issue leading up to next months vote.  Questions or comments for us can be sent to people@cri.com.cn.  For Executive Director Zhao Yang and Producers Xu Yang and Chen Mo, Im Paul James in Beijing.  Enjoy the weekend.



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