Chinese Foreign Ministry commented on the American interpretation of democracy

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Chinese Interior Minister Wang Yi, during his conversation with the United States Council on Foreign Relations, commented on the interpretation of democratic politics prevalent in the United States, and noted that the country should respect the path and system determined by the Chinese government. He also presented to the American side five proposals on how the Sino-US relations can be viewed from a strategic point of view, as reported on Saturday, April 24, according to the Global Times.

According to Wang Yi, democracy is not “Coca-Cola with the same taste all over the world.”

Commenting on the relationship between the United States and China, Wang Li noted that the leaders of the states have determined the general direction of the development of foreign relations, but the states’ policy is full of misunderstanding of the Chinese position, which makes it difficult to regulate the dialogue between the two countries.

First of all, says the head of the Chinese ministry, the United States should consider China’s development with an objective and rational approach, and also work with the PRC on peaceful coexistence and mutually beneficial cooperation. The United States is also obliged to respect and accept the path that China has chosen on its own, to practice versatility in a real sense, and to exclude any interference in China’s internal affairs.

At the end of March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC summoned the ambassador of the European Union and expressed a strong protest to him over the imposed sanctions on the government’s suspicion of violating the rights of the Uyghur people. According to the head of the department Wang Yi, the sanctions pressure against China is a unilateral measure, which is not based on international law.