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Chinese State Media Say U.S. Debate Shows Vote Is ‘Lose-Lose’

  • Party paper report calls Trump nervous, Clinton well-prepared
  • Americans must pick the ‘less worse’ choice of candidates
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The First 2016 Presidential Debate in Three Minutes

Chinese state media has declared the victor in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s first presidential debate: No one.

The election is a “lose-lose” battle that highlights the country’s deepening political and social divides, the People’s Daily said in a news analysis Wednesday. The candidates failed to raise new political arguments during the debate and they were merely “striking up an old tune,” according to the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China.