Stories Globalization from March, 2008

France to Obama's Speech on Race: It's About Time

Barack Obama's speech on race touched French bloggers, writes Lova Rakotomalala, who translates blogger reactions in this post. They also wonder why Democrats abroad voted mostly for Obama and why the Republicans don't have similar primaries for American expatriates.

China: We need a consistent and pro-trade US president

Trade and politics are inseparable. John Kennedy digs into the Chinese blogosphere to bring us the latest reactions to Obama's stance on the North America Free Trade Agreement, the US Primaries, and which candidate Chinese bloggers are rooting for and why.

Madagascar: Obama's Unforgivable Sin

Although the presidential elections in the US do not generate as many reactions as the French elections in Madagascar, the intrigue surrounding the democratic party's nomination provoked plenty of reactions on the Malagasy blogosphere, writes Lova Rakotomalala, who reviews seven posts, mostly centered around the Barack Obama phenomenon, and which have led to 116 comments in the last month.