søndag 5. september 2021

China Tells U.S. to Stop Peddling Its Values to the World After Afghanistan Failure

China told the United States to reflect on the words of Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday and stop peddling American ideology and values to the rest of the world following the debacle of Afghanistan. The Russian president said that U.S. attempts to "civilize" Afghan citizens by introducing American norms and standards into their politics and way of life ended in "sheer tragedies, sheer losses" for both sides and achieved a "zero result, if not negative."

"President Putin's view should provoke some reflection in the U.S.," China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a regular press conference in Beijing. He repeated a recently popular line out of Beijing, suggesting the West's description of democracy wasn't the only working definition in the world. Chinese leaders have sought to promote the country's own version of democracy and human rights as an alternative.