US-led summit, a joke on the history of democracy, hegemony in substance: officials


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The so-called US-manipulated democracy summit is a joke because it uses democracy as a banner to suppress countries with different development systems and models, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday in a statement. press conference presenting the whole Chinese process. popular democracy.

The remarks were made by Xu Lin, vice minister of the publicity department of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Information Office of the State Council in response to a question whether China and the states -United fight over the story of democracy.

Xu said democracy is diverse. There is no one-size-fits-all path to democracy and the proper path is the best. True democracy means including different models in different countries, respecting and learning from the exploration and efforts of other countries seeking democracy.

Some countries have a hegemonic mentality of recognizing countries with the same system as correct and those with another as false, excluding and attacking other models of democracy, which is undemocratic in nature, Xu said.

These countries perform poorly in democracy, chaotic national governance, but point the finger at the democracy of others and make baseless accusations. Is it the democracy they are defending? Xu asked.

The polarized domestic politics of the United States and its failure to deal with the issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic, was repeatedly brought up during the press conference.

Xu said the United States has ineffective domestic governance while imposing hegemony in its foreign policy. Isn’t it ridiculous that such a country prides itself on being a model of global democracy or a beacon of democracy?

The hegemonic state of mind of the United States in the name of democracy Graphics: Xu Zihe / GT

The hegemonic state of mind of the United States in the name of democracy Graphics: Xu Zihe / GT

The cause of the democracy of humanity is at the crossroads of progress or regression. Some countries use democracy as a banner to incite confrontation and secession, intensify international situations and create chaos in the world, Xu said, asking who is the threat to democracy, peace and development in the world. .

During the US-manipulated summit, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi also reiterated the Chinese position during his telephone conversation with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday.

The summit is not about democracy but hegemony, Wang said, adding that the country seeks to defend its dominant position in the world in the name of democracy. It tries to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries under the banner of democracy, abusing democratic values ​​and creating divisions in the world.

Many countries believe that the United States is unable to set tests and standards for others, nor has the right to ask others to only follow their democratic path, according to the Chinese diplomat.

Wang stressed that if democracy is to be discussed, it should be on the platform of the United Nations in a spirit of mutual respect and on an equal footing.

If tests are done to ask if countries see the United States as a model of democracy and if citizens of different countries are happy with their governments, the results will embarrass the United States, Wang said.

The hegemonic state of mind of the United States in the name of democracy Graphics: Xu Zihe / GT

The hegemonic state of mind of the United States in the name of democracy Graphics: Xu Zihe / GT

A recent Pew Research Center poll of 17 economies, including US allies like the UK and Australia, showed that only 17% outside of the US see the country as a model of democracy, and the percentage is 19 for the Americans themselves. Some 23% outside the United States believe the United States has never been a model and 57% say their democracy is deteriorating.

Meanwhile, several surveys have demonstrated the Chinese high confidence in the Chinese system and their satisfaction with the Chinese government. A survey of 20,000 Chinese in 2020 showed that Chinese citizens’ trust in their national government has increased to 98%. The level of trust in city and county government is slightly lower but over 90 percent, the Washington Post reported.

China has full confidence in its democratic path and process, Wang said, noting that the socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics is the people’s democracy as a whole, which has received wide support and support from the Chinese people.

China, Wang said, is willing to conduct comprehensive exchanges with other countries on democracy and human rights in an open and inclusive manner, and jointly promote the cause of democracy and human rights. man in the world.

China is also ready to work with all parties to uphold justice, reject the Cold War mentality, safeguard and develop genuine democracy, and seriously defend the legitimate and legal rights and interests of developing countries, he said. added.

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The hegemonic state of mind of the United States in the name of democracy Graphics: Xu Zihe / GT

The hegemonic state of mind of the United States in the name of democracy Graphics: Xu Zihe / GT


The hegemonic state of mind of the United States in the name of democracy Graphics: Xu Zihe / GT

The hegemonic state of mind of the United States in the name of democracy Graphics: Xu Zihe / GT


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