（ECNS）— The U.S. hosted the second "Summit for Democracy" basically to draw lines between countries in the world according to U.S. criteria and interfere in their affairs based on U.S. interests, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said at a regular news briefing on Friday.
Comments say the summit looks more like a show aimed to divide the world, according to media reports.
When asked about the above comments，Mao said the summit is designed to patch up small groupings in the name of democracy, tout the false narrative of “democracy versus autocracy”, impose hierarchy on the international community and create division in the world.
“This is done at the service of group politics and the U.S. strategy of maintaining its primacy. To hold such a summit is in itself seriously undemocratic and against the global trend of moving towards greater democracy in international relations. It gravely violates the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and hampers international solidarity in dealing with common challenges，” Mao said.
Mao added that the summit reflects how arrogant, intolerant, selfish and domineering the U.S. has always been, and how it contravenes and tramples on democracy as part of the common values of humanity.
This summit has actually helped the world see the U.S. hypocrisy and double standard on democracy and the harm it brings. Everything on the summit agenda are just test questions designed by the U.S. for others participating in the summit to answer and deliver as commitments. The U.S. then grades their answers. This whole process is neither democratic nor inclusive or transparent，the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson pointed out that the Presidential Initiative for Democratic Renewal proposed by the U.S. is not so much about the renewal for world democracies, but the renewal of U.S. hegemony. The declaration of the summit, which was pushed by the U.S. to get some countries on board with certain “code of conduct” and “principles”, is about realizing selfish purposes, expanding the coverage of the rules set by the U.S. and a few others, and stoke division and confrontation in the world. This is extremely harmful and dangerous.
“As global issues and challenges keep emerging, what our world needs today is not to stoke division in the name of democracy and pursue supremacy-oriented unilateralism, but to strengthen solidarity and cooperation and uphold true multilateralism on the basis of the purposes and principles of the UN Charter,” she noted.
"What our world needs today is not to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs under the guise of democracy, but to advocate genuine democracy, reject pseudo-democracy and promote greater democracy in international relations. What our world needs today is not a “Summit for Democracy” that hypes up confrontation, but solidarity and cooperation that focuses on taking real actions to solve global challenges," Mao added.