The U.S. and China have been squabbling over which of the two superpowers has the superior brand of democracy. President Joe Biden in December hosted the first-ever Summit for Democracy, an online gathering of leaders from more than 100 hand-picked countries. China, which wasn't invited, sought to undercut Biden's virtual gathering by publishing a paper titled: "China: Democracy That Works."
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