People’s Daily warns against “trap” of Western-style democracy [People’s Daily]
BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) — The flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC) carried a signed article on Monday, calling on people to guard against “the trap of Western-style democracy.”
“Copying Western-style democracy would probably lead to disaster” and “‘street politics’ usually leads to domestic turmoil and even civil war,” according to the article by Mi Bohua.
The article acknowledged that democracy is good, but said it should be realized in different forms in different countries.
There is actually no objective standard concerning democracy hailed by the United States and other Western countries, it said.
For the United States and other Western countries, anything that accords with their interests and accepts their manipulation is democracy, while those that do not fit the norm are not, said the article.
Some countries in western Asia and northern Africa have fallen into the craze for Western-style democracy, which has led to irretrievable secession and endless domestic struggles instead of happiness and stability, it said.
Countries in western Asia and northern Africa, Ukraine and Thailand, which have experienced street protests and even armed conflicts, have been led astray to the wrong path of Western-style democracy, that is, ‘street politics,’ according to the article.
In most of the cases, the United States and some Western forces have been involved in the street politics in these countries, either on stage or behind the scenes, it said…
Excerpted; full article link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-06/09/c_133393632.htm