CGTN: Democracy should not be decided by 'self-appointed judges,' China says in white paper

BEIJING, Dec. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "There is no fixed model of democracy," China said in an official document published on Saturday detailing its democratic endeavors, and whether a country is democratic "should be acknowledged by the international community, not arbitrarily decided by a few self-appointed judges."Democracy, the white paper titled "China: Democracy That Works" said, is "an ideal" that has always been cherished by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese people."Over the past hundred years, the Party has led the people in realizing people's democracy in China. The Chinese people now truly hold in their hands their own future and that of society and the country," the paper read.China has termed its systemA "whole-process people's democracy,"A after President Xi Jinping proposed the concept two years ago in the city of Shanghai. That principle legitimates the people's participation in day-to-day political activities at all levels, combining democratic elections, political consultation, decision-making and oversight. A The people's status as masters of the country is the essence of people's democracy, said the document released by China's State Council Information Office.
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