Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic party nomination at Philly convention

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Hillary ClintonDemocratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail, after a historic Democratic Party National Convention.Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, are campaigning in the hotly-contested state of Pennsylvania.The rally comes less than a day after Clinton became the first female Presidential nominee of a major political party. Her competitor Donald Trump said he watched the convention and told his followers he’s not going to show restraint anymore.

CCTV America’s Sean Callebs reports.

History in Philadelphia, capping decades of public service, Hillary Clinton accepts the democratic nomination in the race to be the next U.S. president. The first woman to lead a major party ticket, Clinton wasted no time, launching into her rival, Republican-billionaire Donald Trump.

But, Trump’s off-the-cuff campaigning, and at times, pointed tweets are winning him support in the U.S. He was able to divert attention from the Democratic Convention this week, with a controversial comment directed at Moscow about Clinton’s email scandal when she served as U.S. Secretary of State.

Clinton backers label Trump a loose cannon. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a fellow billionaire who had a cordial relationship with Trump while in office, took to the democratic stage to back Clinton.

The democratic convention featured several days of star power, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, And, Barack Obama – the sitting U.S. President, All saying that Hillary Clinton has the global experience to lead.

Clinton touts her international expertise, but critics in the U.S. point out she has not completely won over her own party. Liberal supporters of her one-time rival Bernie Sanders are still upset with the election process, contending it’s rigged, and works to support Washington insiders. And many are vowing to back a third party, or just stay home this November.

International journalists flock to DNC

Among the throngs of people who attended the Democratic National Convention, there were 15,000 members of the media. Many of them based outside the United States where there’s much interest and much at stake in this U.S. election.

CCTV America’s Frances Kuo reports.

The world literally converged in Philadelphia this week.

The DNC and this presidential election may be taking place on U.S. soil, but people outside its borders are paying close attention.
“We have so many things in common, and this country is very important, and we follow it very, very closely,” Talal Al-Haj, UN & NY Bureau Chief from Al-Arabiya News Channel which is based in Dubai said. “Our countries are going through turmoil, whether it’s economic, whether it’s terrorist, political, Syrian, etc. So what happens here, the leadership here is very, very important to the people of the area.

U.S. foreign policy is also on the minds of the Chinese, according to Bingru Wan of Hong Kong Phoenix TV.  He says most of Chinese people favor Donald Trump because they think he is a businessman and more practical and Hillary Clinton has her reputation in China. Everyone knows about her, everyone knows her policy as Secretary of State so she’s very tough on China, especially her pivot to Asia policy which is very popular in Asian countries, but from the Chinese perspective, this is a containment strategy. They think Hillary Clinton is tougher than Donald Trump.

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