The two-day virtual “Summit for Democracy” is part of the campaign that the president of the United States is committed to Joe Biden in February when he announced the return of the US to global leadership in the face of authoritarian powers. The summit is expected to bring together a group of world leaders to discuss how to counter dictatorial and corruption while raising human rights.
The summit follows the president’s repeated campaign pledges to advance American democracy and repair relationships with partners and allies damaged by his predecessor.
But Chinese officials have stated that the American system is not the only true path to democracy and added that President Biden’s summit would be a joke. China was not invited to the summit.
The coronavirus pandemic has “revealed flaws” in the US governance system, said Tian Peiyan, deputy director of the Communist Party’s Office for Policy Studies. He claimed that political disputes and a divided, inefficient government were to blame Covid The death toll was nearly 785,000 people.
“Such democracy does not bring happiness but disaster to voters,” Mr. Tian said while releasing a government report titled “China: Working Democracy” on Saturday. The report states that “the world today is facing the challenges of excessive democracy”.
In America, politicians promise just to get elected and never deliver, he said. “This is not real democracy, the Chinese do not like and do not want such a democracy.”
“Under the US democratic system, US politicians are agents of interest groups, and do not represent the interests of the majority of voters nor the national interests,” Tian said. Bloomberg.
He added: “America is a self-proclaimed leader for democracy, but the so-called summit on democracy is only aimed at suppressing and containing countries with other development models. “It’s set to be a joke and won’t be popular.”
In a country as large as China, with many ethnicities and more than 1.4 billion people, “without the leadership of the party, … and we uphold the so-called democracy of the West, then the everything would be very messy, Mr. Tian said.
Xu Lin, vice minister of publicity of the Communist Party, said that it is undemocratic for a country to demand that others follow its form of democracy. “Their domestic governance is messed up, but they criticize and criticize other democracies,” he said. “Is this the democracy they advertised?”
Besides China, Russia, Egypt and Turkey were also not invited to the first virtual gathering on December 9 and 10. More than 100 other countries, including Taiwan, are expected to attend. family.
Last month, China has “resolutely opposed” the decision of the Biden administration invite Taiwan. Zhu Fenglian, a spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, said inviting Taiwan to the conference was a “mistake”. Fenglian told reporters in Beijing: “The actions of the United States only to show democracy are only a cover and a tool for the country to advance its geopolitical goals and suppress other countries. , divide the world and serve its own interests”.
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