International review | “Democracy Index”
Xinhua News Agency Beijing, February 18 (reporter Han Bing)If judging China’s national treasure giant panda by the standard of Britain’s national bird robin, I’m afraid I will only find that the giant panda neither has bright feathers, nor a graceful singing voice, but will feel that the giant panda is not good, that is also wrong.This logic is patently absurd.Even more ludicrous is the belief that turning into a robin is the right choice for pandas.The economist Intelligence Unit’s so-called “democracy Index” report, published last week, is full of this absurd logic.Photo taken on Jan. 14, 2019 shows Robins at the Beijing Zoo in Beijing, capital of China.The report, issued by Xinhua News Agency (By Liu Xianguo), gave China low marks across the board and even zero marks in one of several so-called measures of democracy, citing China’s lack of Anglo-American free elections and multi-party competition.The report deliberately belittles The Chinese government’s governance ability and advocates the argument that “only Anglo-American democracy is democracy, and China and the world must copy the Anglo-American operation”.The out-of-the-way remarks have exposed the arrogance of some Westerners centered on their own political civilization and their deep-rooted prejudice against China.China must follow its own democratic path.China is a very large country with a population more than 20 times that of the UK and an area nearly 40 times larger than the UK. The Chinese people are very different from the UK and many other Western countries in terms of history, culture and thinking. It is bound to be impossible to mechanically copy the system and model of other countries.It is no different from accusing a giant panda of not being like a robin to criticize China’s democracy in a narrow way according to the Anglo-American model, ignoring China’s valuable exploration and wisdom creation on the road to democracy.China has a functioning democracy that is rooted in its own soil and keeps pace with The Times.In China, electoral democracy is combined with consultative democracy, and the system of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the COMMUNIST Party of China is a basic political system in China.China’s democracy is people’s democracy throughout the whole process. The will of the people is reflected in every link and aspect of the country’s political and social life. It embodies not only distinctive Chinese characteristics but also the common values of mankind, and has contributed Chinese wisdom and solutions to enriching and developing the political civilization of mankind.People of all countries have the right to independently choose development paths and democratic methods suited to their national conditions.On February 25, 2021, the National Poverty Alleviation Review and commendation Conference was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.Xinhua News Agency: Li Xiang/Xinhua News Agency: The communist Party of China and the Chinese government have a great sense of responsibility.The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government led the people in continuing their hard work, creating a miracle of rapid economic development and long-term social stability, and achieving unprecedented development achievements such as eradicating absolute poverty and completing the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects as scheduled.In the face of COVID-19, China has put people and life first, effectively protecting people’s lives and health.The CPC has launched an unprecedented anti-corruption campaign to safeguard social fairness and justice and ensure that the power entrusted to it by the people is used to bring happiness to the people.According to a number of authoritative surveys, the Chinese people’s satisfaction with the Chinese government has been as high as 90 percent year after year, and the Chinese people’s trust in the Chinese government has remained the highest in the world.In recent years, many problems have been exposed in the governance of the US and the UK. Political polarization has become increasingly acute, COVID-19 fighting chaos has emerged one after another, capital has influenced government decisions, and the gap between the rich and the poor has widened.In the United States, racial discrimination and gun violence continue to affect people’s well-being and work.”The United States and its Western Allies should focus on revitalizing their own political systems to provide an ideal alternative model for China,” the Democracy Index reluctantly concedes.”Democratic teacher” look for step for oneself, what expose is “helpless flower falls” decadent.The world is so colorful.Some love the robin song, some love the panda charmingly naive.Different democratic paths and forms have created a colorful garden of human political civilizations.Whoever tries to monopolize the definition of democracy betrays democracy and is doomed to be spurned.