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Qiushi: The Values Freedom, Democracy, Equality, and Rule by Law Are Different in China

On January 16, 2014, Qiushi, a theoretical journal of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, published an article denying the existence of any “universal values.” Although the Chinese Communist Party also advocated “freedom,” “democracy,” “equality,” and “rule by law” in its report issued at the recent 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, the interpretations of these four values are different in nature from the “universal values” in the West.

According to the article, the people of China enjoy complete equality in economic, political, social, cultural, and other aspects rather than just the periodic “voting rights” in the Western countries. Socialist democracy and justice in China allow the Chinese people to be the real masters of the nation, while democracy and justice in the Western countries just represent a rotation of power between bourgeois parties.

Source: Qiushi, January 16, 2014