China's democracy serves the people: Political commentator

By Ma Chi | | Updated: 2022-08-22 09:43
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China's political system outranks that of some Western countries in serving the interests of the majority of population, said Carlos Martinez, a British political commentator.

"Countries like Britain and the United States are not really a democracy, but rather plutocracy, because there is a strong connection between wealth and power in these countries," said Martinez.

He said that "for the vast majority of people living in the Western so-called democracies, their only engagement with a democratic system is to vote once every few years in parliamentary elections".

"In the US, you can choose between Democrats and Republicans, but both are going to represent the capitalist class; and both are going to pursue American imperialism".

In comparison, "China has a far greater level of political participation for ordinary people. The national plans reflect the thousands and thousands of discussions and consultations at the village level, at the town level and at the provincial levels."

"China is much more meaningfully democratic than the Western countries," said Martinez.

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