China, Russia issue joint statement denouncing Biden’s democracy summit

20:21, 27 November 2021
China, Russia issue joint statement denouncing Biden’s democracy summit Photo: Russian Embassy in the USA/ Look Press

Moscow’s and Beijing’s envoys to Washington have denounced their non-invitation to the "Summit for Democracy" saying that it represented “Cold war mentality”.

Russian and Chinese ambassadors to the US Anatoly Antonov and Qin Gang have presented a joint article in which they criticized US President Joe Biden for excluding Moscow and Beijing from the "Summit for Democracy" scheduled to be held online on December 9-10.

“This will stoke up ideological confrontation and a rift in the world, creating new 'dividing lines.' This trend contradicts the development of the modern world. It is impossible to prevent the shaping of a global polycentric architecture but could strain the objective process,” the countries’ representatives wrote.

The ambassadors have also suggested that “certain foreign governments” should focus on their interior affairs instead of criticizing others. In the end, they highlighted that both countries “firmly rejected this move”.

"There is no need to worry about democracy in Russia and China.”

The White House has invited a total of 110 countries including Taiwan which immediately raised Chinese anger who called on the US to respect the official “One country, two systems” policy.

Despite holding virtual talks with American President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping two weeks ago, tensions have recently intensified between the US and the PRC over Taiwan's status.