It all depends on what you call "Freedom" and "Democracy"
Living as I do in the Land Of The Free I get bombarded daily with a lot of news and views about Freedom and Democracy. The official line is that we're the standard bearers of these two great concepts and anyone who doesn't measure up (typically by toeing our line) had better watch out.
The reality is a little more nuanced. Our Democracy, while not quite a sham, is definitely something that can be bought and sold. It was said years ago that "We have the best Democracy that money can buy" and its even more true today. Discussion of political races in the media invariably turn on who's ahead in fundraising, not on candidates' ideas. Politics is dominated by large sums of money, a lot of it 'dark', which is used by interest groups -- not necessarily political parties -- to purchase the services of consulting firms that advance their agendas. Politics is really all about the dollars and as the revelations about the Brexit campaign show, the pounds (actually, I suspect its still dollars since we finance directly and indirectly political campaigns all over the world).
Now, about this "freedom" thing. Different societies have different standards for social conduct and the USA is no exception. China, for example, has a different view of what makes a society to the US. When we complain about their society its typically because we can't buy into it and change it to the way that we'd like (or rather, we'd find most profitable). The Chinese in particular endured about 100 years of Western Freedom and didn't really like it so they're trying to develop their society their own way. Chinese people who don't like it are free to leave -- there are Chinese people everywhere, both visiting and settled -- but I suspect that the majority are relatively happy where they are. We might find it more useful to spend our resources helping countries like Honduras retain their population (rather than trying to make life difficult for them in countries like Cuba and Venezuela) but then anyone who really understands history knows that 'freedom' isn't about personal freedom, its about the freedom of our financiers and industrialists to rape and pillage wherever there's resources and markets to be had.
A few days ago there was an article on CCTV surveillance in China written from the usual "Two Minutes Hate" angle. As anyone who lives in the UK will attest when it comes to 24/7 surveillance the UK has been something of a trail blazer. When it comes to public order enforcement the UK is also at the front of the pack (anyone remember the 1980s, especially now we know what really went on rather than what the government kept telling is?).