“Whether a pair of shoes is right for your feet depends on who is wearing them. Whether or not a country’s system is appropriate depends on the population of that country. We hope that Switzerland will abandon its ideological prejudices and respect the choice of the Chinese people. ” The Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland, Wang Shiting, reacted to the publication of the Federal Council’s “China Strategy” by lambasting “unfounded accusations and attacks against the Chinese political system”. The Swiss document, published last Friday, mentions in particular the authoritarian drift of Beijing and the persecution of minorities.