Bloomberg: Chinese people ‘don’t seem to want’ democracy: ‘They like their system’

Bloomberg: Chinese people ‘don’t seem to want’ democracy: ‘They like their system’
Michael Bloomberg (Image: YouTube screen grab via Fox News)

[Ed. – Impressive. Is he also able to read the minds of Americans?]

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg wouldn’t call China a dictatorship Wednesday night and said the Chinese people “like their system.”

Questioned about his tolerance for China’s authoritarian government at a CNN town hall, the former New York City mayor seemed to suggest that it is inappropriate to judge China by the same standards as regular democracies.

“It’s a question of what is a dictator. They don’t have a democracy in the sense that they have general elections. That is true. They do have a system where a small group of people appoint the head. And they turn over periodically,” Bloomberg explained. “There have been a number of people who have had the same position as Xi Jinping has.”

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Bloomberg has previously tried to minimize criticism of China for often violently suppressing dissent by claiming its government “listens to the public.”

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