Beijing, Dec 9 (PTI) China on Thursday accused the US of turning democracy into a weapon. At the same time, China criticized the Biden administration’s initiative of the Coalition for the Future of the Internet, saying it aims to perpetuate America’s cyber supremacy.
US President Joe Biden is hosting the Democracy Conference, which aims to bring together leaders of governments and civil society, from Thursday. However, China has not been named among the countries that have been invited to participate.
China is angry that the US has invited Taiwan for the conference. Taiwan, a self-governing island, is one of 110 countries invited to the conference held on 9-10 December. China claims Taiwan as its mainland.
“This proves that America is politicizing democracy and turning it into a weapon,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in response to a question at a press conference here. ,
This question was asked at the Democracy Conference about Washington pushing forward a US proposal for a coalition for the future of the Internet.
“The facts show that the so-called Conference for Democracy has nothing to do with the global public welfare of democracy, but rather about serving America’s self-interest and maintaining American supremacy,” Wang said. ‘
The countries invited from the Asia-Pacific region include India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Pakistan, Maldives and the Philippines.
Most European countries have also been invited, including Serbia, but not Bosnia and Herzegovina or Hungary.
China has been criticizing the convention, saying that democracy is not a US monopoly and the aim of the summit is to divide the world.
Wang also criticized the ‘Coalition for the Future of the Internet’, saying that the so-called alliance for the Internet proposed by the US is another example of how the US seeks to establish a technological monopoly and cyber supremacy, and that other countries’ technological Wants to ignore development.
“The United States, in particular, seeks to take away the right of developing countries to choose partners in the development of the Internet and to hinder access to the benefits of digital development and technological advancement,” he said.
“America is creating conflict and dividing the Internet. ,