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People’s Daily Opinion Article: U.S. Can’t Forcibly impose its Democratic Values on Other Countries

People’s Daily published an opinion article that attacked the U.S. for exporting its democratic values to the world and said that the U.S. should not forcibly impose its democratic system on other countries. The article stated that a number of the countries that had color revolutions had encountered such economic and social issues as slow economic growth, a high unemployment rate, and extreme domestic conflicts. The article said that, since World War I, the Western countries, especially the U.S., have constantly tried to export the value of democratic freedom to the world. By doing so, the U.S. has interfered in the internal affairs of other countries and forced its democratic values on others. The article listed the “theories and strategies” that the U.S. uses to launch color revolutions in other countries. It also quoted media articles to show that democracy will not solve all (these countries’) problems; democracy also has its dark side and forcibly exporting democratic values is an act of barbarism. The article concluded that each country has its own uniqueness and can’t blindly borrow experiences from other countries. Imposing democratic values on others would only cause chaos, social instability, and economic recession and would not serve any purpose in promoting world peace.

Source: People’s Daily, June 14, 2015