Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), declared in an interview with Chinese state media that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a “model” for other countries.
Schwab made the comments in an interview with China’s state-owned television network CGTN as a bystander at the APEC CEO Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 19.
“I respect China’s great achievements over the past 40-plus years since its opening-up and reform policies were put into action. He believes people should be able to choose whether they want to live under the system, but added, “The Chinese model is certainly a very attractive model for many countries.” “
“I am very much looking forward to hearing a strong voice from China at the Davos meeting. [in Switzerland, where the WEF is held] To better explain to the world what it means to see a party convention that sets policy principles [and] What does that really mean for global collaboration and global development,” Schwab added.
Mr Schwab’s comments came amid growing tensions between Beijing and Washington shortly after Chinese leader Xi Jinping secured a third term as leader of the ruling Communist Party.
China has implemented strict COVID-19 pandemic containment measures since the start of the outbreak, issuing vaccine passports, mass testing, and wide-spread lockdowns of the country. Many experts have called the measure “harsh” as it has left residents unable to work and, in some cases, unable to access basic food and medicine.
Protests have erupted in recent days in Urumqi, the capital of northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, after at least 10 people died after health workers were unable to access their apartment in a fire. .
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Beijing’s national security law passed in 2020 has seen protesters suppressed.
World leaders have also condemned the Chinese government’s persecution of Uyghurs, including political reeducation, forced labor, torture, and forced sterilization based on religion or ethnicity.
On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said the Chinese government did not cooperate with an investigation into the origins of COVID-19, raising allegations that the Chinese Communist Party criticized. By acting undercover, they may have covered up the origins of the pandemic.
Elsewhere in an interview with CGTN, Schwab revealed that he was “very happy” to see improved relations between China and the EU.
At the G-20 meeting in Indonesia in early November, Xi Jinping met with Western leaders, agreed Proving global vaccination methods to “facilitate seamless international travel” and promoting a “trusted global digital health network” based on the existing digital COVID-19 vaccine passport scheme.
“I am very happy to be able to discuss not only the relationship between China and the United States, but also the relationship between Europe and China. I think, with such an intertwined economy, there is the potential for closer ties to be established again between China and Europe,” Schwab said.