Skip to comments.Top China paper slams Clinton's democracy comments
Posted on 07/12/2012 2:10:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
China's top newspaper slammed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday for comments she made lauding democracy and implicitly criticizing restrictions in China, saying those Asian countries that ape U.S. democracy were doomed to fail.
Earlier this week, Clinton held up Mongolia's sometimes messy politics as a democratic model for Asia. While she did not directly name China, her comments appeared aimed partly at Beijing.
In China's first response to her remarks, ruling Communist Party mouthpiece the People's Daily said Clinton was acting as a "preacher for human rights" by praising certain countries to obliquely attack China.
"Who is the United States to haughtily appraise Asia's democratic position?" the newspaper said in a commentary.
Asian countries were now booming, unlike Western countries stuck in the morass of economic crisis, proving they could go down "a path different from the West and create political systems which suit their national characteristics".
"Experience proves that it is those Asian countries which 'draw a tiger with a cat as a model' and mechanically copy the U.S. democratic system which ... lag in development, and even today some of these countries have not recovered," it said.
Clinton is due at a regional security forum in Cambodia on Thursday, which Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will also attend.
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How come most American newspapers aren't properly labelled a mouthpiece of the U.S.
Communist Democrat party ?
Given the takeover by the "Chicago Machine", I'd say this is actually a reasonable question. The USA doesn't have much more interest in the opinions of the average voter than China has.
A clueless Secretary of State a Clueless President,it’s like a ship in the fog with no compass.
Of course Hillary is a total dumb ass. She has no clue as to how to perform as SOS. But her boss is even less able than she is. Dumb&Dumber.