>> Two Presidential Candidates and one big question for Beijing. Who would be better for China? Clinton or Trump? Whereas has been talking to government sources about what's being said behind the scenes. The candidate that China knows best is Hillary, but as Warner Bancher reports, that doesn't mean they like her best.
>> They remember when she was the Secretary of State, how she really was a very important person in pushing for President Obama's rebalancing towards Asia which involves shifting much more military focus towards Asia. They remember her very strong comments on Human Rights against China. Also, they're remembering, I think it was 2010, when Secretary of State, she went to this ASEAN Summit in Vietnam, and it was really the first time that she said that the United States considered the South China Sea to be an interest of core importance to the United States.
That really angered China at the time.>> Donald Trump, on the other hand, is still a question mark. He's made a few anti-china cracks like comparing the trade deficit with China to rape. But he hasn't outlined any policies on issues like the South China Sea or North Korea, meaning Beijing doesn't have a reason to see him as a threat just yet.
Also, he's seen as a negotiator, and that's a plus.>> Now, the Chinese also, probably as we understand it, they would view it as sort of a transactional relationship, somebody who's a businessman, and as a businessman, this is somebody that they could perhaps make a deal with.>> So even though privately many officials still see Trump as an unknown quantity, as far as China's pick for president, it could be a case of better the devil they don't know.