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Jakarta Post

[INSIGHT] Understanding China objectively and accurately

  • Xiao Qian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 26, 2021   /  02:20 am
[INSIGHT] Understanding China objectively and accurately Workers make iron bars in a steel factory in Lianyungang, in China's eastern Jiangsu province on Feb.12, the first day of the Lunar New Year. (AFP/-)

For a long time, some Western politicians and media, motivated by ideological prejudice or tangible benefits, have smeared China’s image under the banner of democracy and human rights, misled the public and the international community, and on that basis have taken various measures to suppress and contain China. This is not conducive to international solidarity and cooperation. I would like to make some clarifications. First is on democracy. Democracy is a common value of humanity, not the exclusive right of a few countries. There are various forms of democracy. Constitutional monarchies, presidential republics and people’s republics are all forms of democracy. China is a people’s republic that practices socialist democracy, which always upholds and develops people’s democracy that embodies the will of the people. This approach fits the country’s ...

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