Democracy Summit held under Biden administration, participation by 100 countries, Russia & China excluded
President Joe Biden has taken the initiative to launch a Democracy summit on Thursday in which he will host representatives from more than 100 countries around the globe.
President Biden himself had been elected during the biggest political crisis of the United States to be seen in decades, the summit event will be held through video conferencing, keeping in mind the pandemic and the safety of all included members.
This is seen as existing democracies led by the United States leadership against the principles of powerful autocracies and dictatorships.
The Under-Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya stated definingly that this is a moment of “Democratic Principle’s Reckoning” and that the world has recognized the moment without any error.
He further stated that a lot of democratic countries around the globe are facing new challenges in the form of new and novel threats which have made the countries slip down from the democratic principles followed for the betterment of each and every one.
President Joe Biden will feature the opening introductory remarks from the White House; the summit will continue on Thursday and Friday, hosting representatives from 100 nations around the globe as well as private business houses, philanthropic organizations, legislatures from different countries as well as NGOs.
The summit has a troubling scenario from viewers former President Donald Trump maintaining his attempt to overturn the results of 220 elections; this makes President Biden face a shocking challenge from his own home-ground.
China and Russia, which are observed as champions of autocracies or dictatorship camps, were left out from the summit, to which ambassadors Anatoly Antov of Russia and Qin Gang of China have said in a joint statement that no nation in the world can judge the other nations by a single measuring tool as the world has vast and varied political landscape.
The Britain administration has made a point to invite Taiwan, which is a democratic country that China considers its Island but is not under its control.
The British administration has made an announcement on Monday that no US government officials will not be vising Beijing winter Olympics as a protest against Human Right Abuses done by China, which includes “Genocide” against the Uyghur ethnic group province in Xinjiang, China.
Other countries like Australia, Britain and Canada have joined hands in diplomatic boycott but still will send their players to compete in the Beijing Olympics; both China and Russia have criticized the above decision.