On January 5, 2008, Xinhua published an article titled “Western Democracy Is Failing Globally” by Fang Ning, deputy director of the Politics Institute of the National Academy of Social Sciences. In the article the author used Russia, Latin American countries, and South Korea as examples to support his point. Fang concluded that protecting rights and centralizing power are essential for developing a countries’ political structure and that western democracy is not a 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 reinforce Fang’s statement from various angles.
Source: Xinhuanet, January 5, 2008