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US elections 2020

Many ordinary Chinese see win for Trump as blessing for Beijing

But business people and students would prefer more harmonious ties under Biden

HONG KONG/NEW YORK -- A seemingly contradictory view gaining traction among Chinese ahead of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election is that a Donald Trump victory can be a blessing for Beijing.

From a young tech industry worker in Shenzhen to an 87-year-old retiree in Shanghai, ordinary Chinese are showing unprecedented interest in U.S. politics, mainly because the relationship between the world's two biggest economies has become a hot topic.

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