Xinjiang regional government introduces democratic practices, attacks U.S. democratic hegemony

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As the only region to have established three-tier self-governments in China, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China has fully implemented regional ethnic autonomy and practiced comprehensive democracy. , which guarantees the rulership of all ethnic groups in the region and promotes regional development, a regional spokesperson said on Monday, while attacking the United States for defaming democracy and human rights. local man, and brazenly exported his own flawed democracy.

Recently, topics about democracy have gained international attention, especially after the United States announced plans to hold a ‘democracy summit’ on December 9-10, which was criticized by the community. international, “Xu Guixiang said at a press conference in Beijing.

Those present at the press conference include members of the Ethnic, Religious, Foreign and Chinese Overseas Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the Xinjiang People’s Congress, the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the Xinjiang People’s Congress and a director of the Xinjiang Autonomous County Village Committee who provide details and examples of how comprehensive democracy has been practiced in the region.

In Xinjiang, all ethnic groups enjoy equal voting rights and vote directly for candidates in county and township people’s congresses. Members of prefectures and towns and members of the National People’s Congress are elected. Among the 61 members of the 13th Xinjiang National People’s Congress, 38 are from ethnic groups, representing 62.3% of the total membership, said Nabijan Ibrayim, a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the People’s Congress Standing Committee. from Xinjiang.

There are a total of 2,488 members of the People’s Congress at the prefecture and city level of Xinjiang, and 1,349 belong to ethnic groups, representing 54.22% of all members. Among the 43,204 members of the People’s Congress at the county and township level, 31,739 are from ethnic groups, Nabijan said.

To give a better and clearer presentation of how the grassroots democratic electoral system works in Xinjiang, Su Delin, a 50-year-old resident of the Hui ethnic group, explained how he was elected director of the Miliangquan village committee, Chapchal Xibe. autonomous county this year.

During the election, the villagers held a meeting and elected the village electoral committee by secret ballot. To guarantee the villagers’ rights to information, the electoral committee promoted related laws, regulations and procedures through loudspeakers in the villages, as well as through WeChat groups, notice boards and brochures. The village has also set up hotlines for villagers’ inquiries, Su said.

On polling day, all the candidates met with the villagers, presented their plans and answered the villagers’ questions. After the vote, the work staff checked and counted the ballots and announced the results on the site, Su said. “The turnout in our village reached 99.8 percent and women made up 60 percent of the newly elected village committee.”

On Saturday, China released a white paper on its democracy, with the regional ethnic autonomy system being an important part of China’s entire democratic process.

The Chinese people are best qualified to assess the regional system of ethnic autonomy and whether it is functioning well. Huge progress has been made in ethnic areas, and statistics showing that all ethnic groups lead good lives are the best answers, said Xu Yousheng, deputy minister of the United Front Labor Department of the Party Central Committee. Chinese communist. a press conference when the white paper is released on Saturday.

The practice of democracy in Xinjiang vividly displays socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics, and it has ensured the prosperity and unification of the region.

“However, anti-Chinese forces in the United States have blatantly sullied democracy building in Xinjiang, turned a blind eye to democracy and the rights enjoyed by local residents, and interfered with our internal affairs,” Xu said. Guixiang.

The spokesperson noted that the United States has branded itself as a “beacon of democracy” or a “model of democracy,” but judging from the reality, “American-style democracy is actually the privilege. of a small group of people, the servant of US monetary policy, and an excuse for US politicians to solicit votes and cover up interference in the internal affairs of other countries, ”said Xu Guixiang.

What surprised the world is that such a pseudo-democratic and undemocratic country is holding a summit on “democracy”, which is completely malicious in order to incite ideological confrontation, promote hegemony and a mentality of war. cold, and go against the trend ahead, the spokesperson said.

Elijan Anayat, another spokesperson for the Xinjiang regional government, explained how the American political system has been corrupted by money, with ordinary people’s political rights being denied.

Elections in the United States have become gambling. The high costs prevented the majority of people from participating in the election campaign. Monetary policy in the United States means that its policy has fully served the rich over the past 40 years, and the government has become the voice of interest groups, Elijan said, noting that where there is monetary policy , there is no real democracy.

American-style democracy is not a real democracy, as ethnic races do not have their rights to democracy and human rights, Xinjiang regional government officials said, citing media data. Americans and US officials say unemployment rates for African Americans and Latin Americans are higher than those for whites.

Aside from its difficult domestic situation, US measures to export democracy to impose its system and values ​​on other countries have increased tensions and clashes, leading to numerous humanitarian crises, Serjan Sidikbay, Deputy Secretary General of the 12th Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region CPPCC Committee, said at the press conference.

For example, under the banner of the fight against terrorism and with the goal of implanting American democracy in Afghanistan, the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001, and 20 years later left a country torn apart by the war. Additionally, in 2010, the United States sparked the “Arab Spring,” leaving more than 10 countries to slide into regime change and economic decline, Serjan said.

“We must stress that each country’s road to democracy must adapt to its own environment and must be explored by its own people. Using a single model to assess all countries is not democracy, and it goes against the core of democracy. Such democratic hegemony would be resisted and fought by the international community, ”Serjan said.

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