Like American people on the other side of the Pacific, we are excited, too, at the landslide win of Democrat Barack Obama, who will become the 44th President of the United States of America on January 20 next year.
We wish him all the best in bringing America out of the present financial quagmire as soon as possible, and re-energize the world's largest economy with his brand-new ideas and vision. A strong US economy is in the interest of China and all other countries that trade with it.
We also hope the good momentum of a relatively amicable and constructive bilateral relationship between China and the US will sustain and extend during the incoming four years of the Obama presidency.
China Daily's English edition is usually pretty good with the English language, but this commentary has some hysterical phrases: "crushingly dreadful economic contraction;" "talk-savvy new America;" "persuaded many voters to alienate the incumbent Republican Party candidate." And how about this -- "ratcheting up investment in infrastructure and small and medium businesses in the US will yield precious jobs, and prevent its economy from jumping off the cliff!" None of it necessarily BAD English, but funny usage nonetheless!