Jiang Jinquan, the head of the Policy Research Office of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, gave a five-minute speech on Friday where he criticized the U.S. for trying to export its kind of flawed democratic system.
“Democracy is not an exclusive patent of Western countries and even less should it be defined or dictated by Western countries. The electoral democracy of Western countries is actually democracy ruled by the capital, and they are a game of the rich, not real democracy,” he said.
CNBC cited a Pew Research study that was released earlier this month that suggests Jiang may be on to something. The survey found that 72 percent of Americans say the U.S. model was—at one time—a good model for government, but no longer.
Scott Kennedy, a senior adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told the network that it is not uncommon for Beijing to use an official to badmouth a Western democracy as corrupt and controlled by the elites.
“The irony is that Americans are free to criticize their government,” he said. “In China, expressing such an opinion could make you a dissident and get you locked up.”
The Trends Journal has reported extensively on the rise of China and the competition playing out between Washington and Beijing. (See “TOP TRENDS 2021: THE RISE OF CHINA,” “CHINA CHALLENGING U.S. HI-TECH DOMINANCE” and “HOW THE CCP WENT VIRAL ON THE WINGS OF COVID-19.”)
We even reported on the surge in nationalism in China that has also caught the attention of U.S. officials.
Andrew Sullivan, journalist, told 60 Minutes recently that the U.S. is at risk because too many Americans can’t separate their politics from their lives.
“The American Constitution was set up for people who can reason and argue and aren’t afraid of it, and then reach compromises, the whole thing is designed that way,” Sullivan says. “If you’re in a tribe, and all that matters is the victory of your tribe…You can’t make it work.”
TREND FORECAST: Gerald Celente has long noted, “The 20th century was the American century, the 21st century will be the Chinese century. The business of China is business, the business of America is war.”
Celente has noted that while America spent countless trillions waging and losing endless wars and enriching its military industrial complex, China has spent its trillions advancing the nation’s businesses and building its 21st century infrastructure.
And, as we have been reporting, while America and Europe have outsourced their manufacturing to China and developing nations to increase profit margins, China’s dual circulation/self-sustaining economic model is directed toward keeping jobs and trade and profits within the nation, thus relying less on global trade.