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China isn’t exactly backing Hillary Clinton for the US election after the state media stated on Sunday that the American mainstream media have "totally discarded" their "so-called objectivity and fairness" in supporting Hillary Clinton and "disparaging" Donald Trump.

Published: October 17, 2016, 10:54 am

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    In an editoral, the Global Times lamented the “ugly unity” of US mainstream publications. The state-owned Chinese newspaper known for its nationalist views, has dubbed her the “most hated American politician”.

    They expressed surprise over the “heavily hyped” comments by the Republican contender on women, while only scratching the surface of “Clinton’s e-mail scandals.”

    Last year, when Clinton officially announced her decision to run for president, Chinese social media blew up with thousands of negative comments, many predicting Clinton would be responsible for World War III. Scathing remarks also targeted Hillary’s age, gender and physical appearance.

    And Global Times on Sunday said Trump was “furious” with the “immoral media outlets” for “jeopardizing his interests.”

    It then quoted experts remarking on the large gap between reality and the US media’s portayal of it.

    The media, it said, “tends to represent the US elites” and is “closely intertwined with interest groups behind them.” What’s more, the Global Times said, the elections had only “laid bare” a long history of less-than-objective reporting by the US media.

    “In reporting China, they always pick up negative news. For instance, they elaborated dissidents’ stories while neglecting China’s progress in human rights conditions,” it said, before accusing the West of creating “political correctness and moral standards to serve their (own) interests.”

    “Media outlets in the US and the West shouldn’t be followed blindly. They can by no means function as judge when there is a conflict of national interests. It’s time to de-deify them,” it said in conclusion.

    Earlier this year, the newspaper conducted an online poll which found 54 per cent of Chinese citizens would vote for a Donald Trump presidency as Hillary’s hawkish views on ownership of the South China Sea that have struck a particularly strong chord.

    Fresh emails purportedly from the Clinton campaign leaked by Wikileaks, revealed she attempted to argue that the United States had as much claim to the disputed region as China did, even going as far as to label it the “American Sea”.

    Handling the rise of China will be one of the biggest challenges to face America’s next president.

    Trump’s foreign policy position on China, to dismantle the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has been received well in China, for the country had been excluded from the international agreement.

    But the Republican billionaire made global headlines after he accused China of “raping” the United States, referring to China’s relatively high number of exports to the US, although the US budget deficit is largely funded by Chinese purchases of US Treasury bills.

    “We’re going to turn it around. And we have the cards, don’t forget it. We’re like the piggy bank that’s being robbed. We have the cards. We have a lot of power with China.”

    Trump also warned that he would slap a 45 per cent tariff on Chinese products.

    In a brief op-ed for The Global Times earlier this year, Renmin University of China academic Wang Yiwei said Trump’s isolationism is better than Clinton’s Asia-Pacific strategy which is aimed at containing China.

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