Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng addressed a regional conference convening nations of the Americas, where he introduced Chinese modernization and China's historic achievements in human rights and democracy.
China is committed to a human rights development path that meets the trend of the times and suits its national conditions, Xie told the 53rd Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, a three-day event that ended in Washington on Friday.
"The Americas have Latin dance, while we have Chinese folk dance. Likewise, there is just no one-size-fits-all development model," Xie said. "True democracy is about respecting other countries' choice of democracy models in line with their national realities."
A combination of direct and indirect democracy, it is people's democracy in nature, and also represents the will of the state, and therefore, it is the most extensive, genuine and effective socialist democracy, Xie said. He noted that democracy is not a slogan; it should be used to resolve real problems. As China advances modernization, it has been strengthening human rights protection to promote free and well-rounded development of the people, Xie said.