‘No fixed model’ – Ambassador Guo says democracy working in Guyana, China


China is often referred to as a whole-process people’s democracy.

In many ways, it is a different model to the liberal or representative democracy of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean including Guyana.

But despite these differences, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Guo Haiyan on Wednesday said she believes the different models are working well for both countries and should be respected.

“There is no fixed model of democracy.

“The Peoples’ democracy fits for and works for China,” Ambassador Guo said during an engagement at the Chinese Embassy in Georgetown.

She was providing an update following the just concluded sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CCPCC) in China.

During the briefing, themed” “Understanding China from the Two Sessions”, the Ambassador spoke about China’s internal political systems and its development in various areas, all of which she said is achieved through democratic consultation.

“Public opinions are heard and included in the policy of government.

“… It is an important part of the democratic system,” she said in indirect rejection of criticisms against the people’s democratic dictatorship.

“Chinese citizens trust their governments twice as much as Americans do,” the Ambassador added as she referenced a recent poll report with this finding.

And even with the differences, the Ambassador observed that Guyanese are also proud of their democratic systems here.

“It works and it suits the situation and condition of Guyana.”

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