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After Biden’s summit: China calls US democracy a “weapon of mass destruction.”

Status: 11.12.2021 11:45 am

Relations between the United States and China are tense, and Beijing is now being challenged by the US government’s “Democratic Summit”. It uses the term democracy as a tool to create a conflict.

After the US-organized peace conference, China described US democracy as a “weapon of mass destruction.” A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said: “Democracy has long been a ‘weapon of mass destruction’, which the United States uses to intervene in other countries.

Beijing talks about pseudo-democracy

The United States organized the “Democratic Summit” to “draw the lines of ideological prejudice, use democracy as a tool, use it as a weapon, and cause division and conflict.” A spokesman said Beijing would “firmly oppose any pseudo-democracy.”

China – like Russia – has already sharply criticized the summit hosted by US President Joe Biden and described American democracy as “corrupt” and “failed”. Instead, Beijing advertised its own version, “complete people’s democracy.”

The “Democratic Summit” was the US presidential campaign promise that he placed the struggle between democracy and “authoritarian governments” at the center of his foreign policy. China and Russia were not invited, and NATO member Turkey and EU member Hungary were not on the invitation list. Taiwan on the other hand was called upon to annoy China.

Warning of the progress of authoritarianism

At the Biden Summit for Democracy, the United States and many actors hastily warned against the global advancement of authoritarianism. In a two-day online conference with representatives of more than 100 governments and civil society, US Vice President Kamala Harris said, “Dictators are being encouraged around the world and human rights abuses are on the rise.” On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for greater commitment to upholding democratic values ​​worldwide.

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Since taking office in January, US President Biden has been trying to form a common front with allies against rivals China and Russia. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1979, relations with Beijing have been worse than ever. Most recently, the US announcement of a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing caused trouble. Tensions with Moscow have grown to the point where Biden faces questions about the use of US troops in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.