so in terms of policies you now see many short term or one sided policies or approaches instead of a solution.
Reporter: Which are the biggest problems the US faces right now? Do you think that US people have generally lost the confidence in their society because of the gap between rich and poor?
Huang Ping: Well I would say that if you look at the continuous opinion polls by the PO center, since the sixties or even since 1945 there were only very short periods of time during which the US majority had a higher confidence in its government and society. For already more than 50 years it is actually going down in terms of people’s confidence in their future, in the administration’s capacity, so they have this kind of feelings towards if not the whole society, at least the federal Government. In recent years you can also see that especially during the Bush period, people felt unhappy with many policies, both domestic and international, so they had quite high expectations from Obama and the new administration. That is why he had such a lot support and voters, but like I said, in front of so many difficulties, not only economic but also social, people felt quite disappointed including those supporters. It goes beyond just the indicators on how many jobs lost, and the gap. These things are true, they are some of the reasons why people feel unhappy or disappointed, but there is a general feeling towards the current status quo, and this will be more difficult to handle. How can people recover their confidence as well as their trust? I think this will be a problem for quite some time, if you look today at Europe and some other major countries, which people took as a model especially during and just after the cold war. There are some new challenges, and the existing system does not work well in handling the new challenges, but we also have some very old challenges such as unemployment, so how to handle this? Let’s see, sometimes events can also change people’s attitudes. Like September the 11th, on the one hand it was an attack, but on the other hand over the short period people felt quite united, so let’s see what happens next year, there will be even more events, not just the elections, but events in the whole world.