When the word "democracy" comes up, what's the first thing that pops into your mind? Is it human rights, referendum or freedom? Undoubtedly, democracy is a shared value of humanity. It is universal, but also specific. Due to the difference in historical nature, culture, institution and level of development of different countries, democracy is not like cola, which can be produced with one formula and taste exactly the same across the world. Roads to democracy are totally different, different people have different understandings of democracy and obtain various methods of achieving it. In this episode of The Chat Room, we invite scholars and youngsters from different parts of the world to discuss their understanding and expectations from democracy.
Editor's note: The discussion reflects the guests' opinions and not necessarily the views of CGTN.
Directors: Xi Yufan, Yan Li, Wang Yian
Videographers & technicians: CGTN Livestream Team
Producer: Li Xiang
Chief editor: Wen Yaru
Supervisor: Zhang Shilei
International Department of All-China Youth Federation also contributes to this episode.