US-orchestrated democracy summit a bane for the world: Chinese FM
Published: Mar 15, 2023 09:23 PM
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin Photo:

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin Photo:

Facts have repeatedly proven that the democracy summit orchestrated by the US is never a boon but a bane for the world, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at Wednesday’s regular press briefing in response to US President Joe Biden’s invitation to the leader of certain country to lead one of the plenary sessions at the upcoming second “Summit for Democracy” at the end of this month.

The so-called summit is against democracy in essence, Wang said. The US held the so-called democracy summit under the banner of democracy more than one year ago, openly drawing lines with ideology and creating divisions in the world, which was a preposterous show in violation of the spirit of democracy, Wang noted.

The US’ move has fully exposed the essence of its fake democracy and real hegemony, which has been criticized and opposed by many countries, Wang said.

Some people in the US call themselves “beacon of democracy.” How true is US democracy? We should listen to what the US people say, as well as what the people of the world say, Wang noted.

According to a Pew Research Center survey, just 20 percent of US people say they trust the federal government, a record low, while 65 percent of US citizens believe that most political candidates running for office are only pursuing their own interests, Wang said.

Fewer than 50 percent of people in the US believe that the US is democratic, and 43 percent of respondents globally believe that their own country’s democracy is threatened by the US, according to a report by Germany-based Dalia Research and the Alliance of Democracies, according to Wang. If the US democracy fails to win the trust of its own people, how can the US think it has the right to lecture other countries on democracy, Wang asked.

Instead of reflecting upon and making up for its growing democracy deficit, the US has redoubled its effort to tout the US democracy and interfered in other countries’ internal affairs and even instigated wars in the name of promoting democracy, Wang said. 

The US has practiced a “Neo-Monroe Doctrine” in Latin America, instigated “color revolutions” in Eurasia, and orchestrated the “Arab Spring” in West Asia and North Africa, constantly bringing chaos, livelihood woes and human rights disasters to many countries. This is just one of the many textbook examples of how the US democracy destabilizes the world, Wang noted.

Global Times