Very different leaders in a time of change
China and the US chose their leaders last week - in very different ways. Both countries are facing profound change - perhaps China even more than the US, writes Tom McGurk.
The contrast is truly astonishing. Last week, the leaders of the world's two great superpowers - whose decisions will almost certainly come to dominate our economic and political lives - were elected, but in very different ways.
The difference in how they were selected could hardly be more vivid. It leaves us gaping into the vast ideological divide between east and west.
Barack Obama, leader of 311 million people, was elected to the US presidency...
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