After Unleashing Coronavirus Pandemic, China is Rewarded with Spot on UN Human Rights Council
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, China was awarded a prestigious seat on the Consultative Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council last week.
China will hold onto the seat until at least March 2021. Jiang Duan, minister at the Chinese Mission in Geneva, will be Beijing’s representative on the panel. He will help recommend candidates for UN human rights experts on behalf of the Chinese communists, and Republicans in Congress are crying foul as a result.
“There is no justification whatsoever in empowering a Chinese government official, Jiang Duan, to investigate human rights abuses until there is a reckoning with regard to China’s own record,” said Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and works on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
Republican Senators John Cornyn of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Martha McSally of Arizona, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota issued a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanding that they remove China from the panel.
“China should not occupy a position of prestige or influence on the UN Human Rights Council while it engages in human rights violations of the worst kind both at home and abroad,” the senators wrote.
The senators are enraged that the UN is providing China “with the opportunity to play a central role in picking at least 17 human rights investigators, including those who look at freedom of speech, enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention, rights abuses which the Chinese regime routinely perpetrates.”
“In addition to its willful deceit and gross negligence regarding its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, China is guilty of widespread and well-documented cases of human rights abuses targeting the Uyghur Muslim community in Xinjiang province,” the letter states.
The United States left the Human Rights Council in 2018 because of their extreme political bias, which has demonstrated itself yet again with this appointment of a Chinese representative to the influential panel.
“Human rights abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council,” said former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. “The world’s most inhumane regimes continue to escape its scrutiny, and the council continues politicizing scapegoating of countries with positive human rights records in an attempt to distract from the abusers in its ranks.”
“For too long,” Haley added, “the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.”
“Today the US took a stand against some of the world’s worst human rights violators by withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council. By elevating and protecting human rights violators and engaging in smear campaigns against democratic nations, the UNHRC makes a mockery of itself, its members, and the mission it was founded on. For years, the UNHRC has engaged in ever more virulent anti-American, and anti-Israel invective and the days of U.S. participation are over,” Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Twitter post at the time.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is also under the umbrella of the UN, and they have done the bidding of the Chinese throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
Perhaps the UN is rewarding China for a job well done after they unleashed the coronavirus throughout the world, which will give the globalists the excuse they need to push vaccine mandates.