(DailyVantage.com) – The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a scathing document on March 20, attacking American democracy as a system in decline and accusing the US of holding double standards on free speech.
The document, titled “The State of Democracy in the United States”, was published on the same day that Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Moscow for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
China singled out identity politics and political violence as just a few examples of issues which point to “US governance failure and institutional defects,” and criticized the Biden administration for lecturing other countries despite its growing problems at home.
In a section titled “American democracy in further decline,” the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs alleged that a “silent civil war” had broken out in the US, and — citing the Washington Post and the New Yorker — claimed American democracy was in the worst state it had ever been.
In another section on the growing partisan divide between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, the ministry cited the FBI’s August 2022 raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence as evidence of increasing tensions between the major parties and their willingness to use any tool necessary against their opponents.
On the topic of free speech, the Chinese ministry accused the US government of using the media and technology companies to crack down on speech and American dissidents, citing YouTube’s removal of Project Veritas content and censorship on both Twitter and Google.
Towards the end of the piece, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs blamed the Biden administration for worsening the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and argued that the US considered the war a lucrative way to make money at the expense of lives on the battlefield.
The document was released as Russia and China strengthen their relationship in the wake of US sanctions, asset seizures, and threats over the war in Ukraine. During their meeting in the Kremlin on March 20, Chinese President Xi Jinping called Putin a “dear friend.”
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