US President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP
Chandran Nair
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Chandran Nair

Why weaponising democracy against China will backfire on the US

  • Washington’s Summit for Democracy has made half the world a pariah by defining as ‘authoritarian’ any country that does not share its choice of political system
  • But countries have grown sceptical of the West’s motives. It’s time the West accepted there is value in plurality

US President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AP
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