On January 5, 2008, Xinhua published an article titled “Western Democracy Is Subjecting Failure Globally” by Fang Ning, deputy director of Politics Institute of National Academy of Social Sciences. The article used Russia, Latin American countries, and South Korea as examples to support his point. The Author concluded that protecting rights and centralizing power are essential for developing countries’ political structure and that western democracy is not an universal value. The article hinted that China’s communist system is the model for other countries to follow. The website also listed four other related articles under the title to fortify Fang’s statement from various angles.
Source: Xinhuanet, January 5, 2008