Russia, China Strongly Rejects Biden’s Summit for "Democracy"
The ambassadors of Russia and China express their countries' rejection of US President Joe Biden's virtual summit "on democracy", expected early next month.
The US Department of State has published a list detailing 110 countries invited to participate in the Summit on “democracy”, which excluded Russia and China.
China and Russia's ambassadors to the US, Qin Gang, and Anatoly Antonov, firmly rejected this move in a joint article published by the National Interest.
"The upcoming American-led online Summit for Democracy will stoke ideological confrontation. Faced with an array of global challenges, countries urgently need to strengthen coordination and cooperation for common progress," the ambassadors stressed.
"What China has is an extensive, whole-process socialist democracy. It reflects the people’s will, suits the country’s realities, and enjoys strong support from the people," the article said regarding China.
The National Interest article continues to say that China advocates for the creation of a global community with a common future.
"Russia is a democratic federative law-governed state with a republican form of government," the article said. It added that Its political system is based on the principle of democracy. The modifications to the Constitution passed in a referendum in 2020 enhanced democratic institutions even more.
The article continues to say that the evolution of democracy in Russia is "closely connected to culture and traditions," adding that "traditions of its parliamentarianism go back over a hundred years."
"Russia’s political system is evolving steadily and needs a stable and calm environment that guarantees the rights and interests of its people," the article said.
The two ambassadors also called on certain foreign governments not to worry about democracy in Russia and China, urging them to “think about themselves and what is going on in their home”.
The Summit for “Democracy” will take place on December 9 and 10 and will be hosted virtually by US President Joe Biden.
The summit will supposedly tackle the challenges and opportunities faced by democracies around the world.