“I wish to sincerely thank the whole party for the trust you have placed in us...We will try everything we can to live up to your trust and fulfill your mission.”
-- Xi Jinping
"I want to thank every American who participated in this election. Whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.
Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of us has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy.
That won't change after tonight, and it shouldn't. These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty. We can never forget that as we speak people in distant nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance to argue about the issues that matter, the chance to cast their ballots like we did today."
-- Barack Obama
That is the difference between 'transfer of power' in a dictatorship country and in a democratic country.
I believe, deep down, Chinese Leadership is fully aware of what an enormous 'distance' they have to travel before they 'give voice to their own people'. At some point, I hope Chinese People will solve this issue. Till then we will have all these 'make believe' showmanship and fully orchestrated power transfer shows.
For all the differences between Soviet Union and People's Republic of China, similarities are just too much to ignore.