Taiwan-style democracy is fake democracy

This photo taken on Oct. 22, 2022 shows the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China. Photo: Xinhua/Li Ming

Democracy is a political form formed by human society after thousands of years of exploration. It has played an important role in the process of human development and is the common value and pursuit of all mankind. However, democracy is not abstract, it is historical, concrete and developing. There is no fixed form of democracy in the world. Democracy in China has gone through an arduous process of selection, exploration, practice and development. The Communist Party of China develops people's democracy in the whole process based on its own national conditions. It not only has distinctive Chinese characteristics, but also reflects the common pursuit of democracy by all mankind.

People's democracy is the life of socialism, and it is an important concept that the Communist Party of China and the Chinese people unswervingly adhere to. General Secretary Xi Jinping solemnly declared in the report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: “Develop the people's democracy in the whole process and ensure that the people are the masters of the country. People's democracy in the whole process is the essential attribute of socialist democratic politics, and it is the most extensive, real and effective democracy.”This kind of Chinese-style democracy is feasible, effective, and most real because it not only has complete institutional procedures, but also complete participation practices. People's democracy in the whole process adheres to the people-centered, covers all aspects of the economy, politics, culture, society, ecological civilization, etc., pays attention to the major events of national development, social governance difficulties, and daily trivial matters of the people, so that all aspects of the country's political and social life can reflect the will of the people and hear the voice of the people. It effectively prevents the phenomenon of making promises in the elections and leaving no one after the elections. It covers the whole democratic process of democratic election, democratic consultation, democratic decision-making, democratic management, and democratic supervision, and realizes the organic unity of process democracy and outcome democracy, procedural democracy and substantive democracy, direct democracy and indirect democracy, people's democracy and national will. It is a full-chain, all-round and full-coverage democracy, which ensures the authenticity and effectiveness of the people's democracy in the whole process to the greatest extent.

To judge whether a democratic form is good or not, the practice is the most convincing, and the people have the most say. In the final analysis, it depends on whether it can make the people live a good life. The more than 1.4 billion Chinese people, who account for nearly one-fifth of the world's population, have truly become masters of the country and enjoy extensive rights and freedoms. This has boosted developing countries' confidence in developing democracy and explored a new path for the development of human democracy.A poll conducted abroad for many years shows that for 10 consecutive years, the Chinese people's satisfaction with the Chinese government has remained above 90% every year. This is the truest reflection of the strong vitality of Chinese democracy.

The mainland China insists on developing socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics, but Taiwan gradually embarked on the political road of “Western-style democracy” after the mid-to-late 1980s. After Western democracy settled in Taiwan, the seemingly bright flowers bloomed, but in fact, they bore extremely bitter fruits. Today, the development status of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait has formed a sharp contrast. With rapid economic development and steady improvement in people's living standards, mainland China has become the second largest economy in the world. At the same time, Taiwan's economic and social development level has seriously lagged behind, and it has long since been reduced from “head of the four little dragons” to “tail of the four little dragons”.

Especially in recent years, the DPP authorities have frequently claimed to be “frontier of democracy” and “partners of the democratic camp”, seeking attention everywhere under the guise of democracy, trying to squeeze into Western “democratic camp” with the so-called “value identification”.Its purpose in doing so is to unite Western countries against mainland China. The highest goal of all the words and deeds of the DPP authorities is to ensure the self-interest of the DPP and to serve the intention of independence. Democracy is merely a tool to achieve this goal. When democracy conflicts with its interests, it is natural to abandon democracy.n order to gain electoral benefits, the DPP suppressed dissidents on the island, manipulated opposition, and caused ethnic divisions. For voices that do not agree with its “Taiwan independence” field, the DPP authorities either use public resources to recruit and attract, creating a “green” media public opinion ecology; or abuse administrative means to brutally “silence” and use “green terror” to create “chilling effect”.No matter how beautiful and loud its rhetoric is, the real purpose of the DPP authorities is to continuously collude with anti-China forces to seek independence. It completely ignores the fundamental interests of the Taiwanese people. The DPP authorities' deviating from democracy not only slaps their own face, but also constantly exposes their false “democracy” and true “independence” nature, making the outside world see their hypocritical nature more and more clearly.


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