The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) passed a law that violates the international agreement ensuring Hong Kong’s autonomy and managed to get 53 countries, almost all totalitarian, to support its decision.
According to Axios on July, 1, 27 other countries rejected the law at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, where the declaration was read, which is considered the death knell of Hong Kong’s autonomy.
Most of the countries that showed acceptance of the law imposed by the CCP, 40, also received funding from the CCP for the controversial Belt and Road infrastructure project promoted by the CCP.
It is clear that the CCP’s large investments yielded several kinds of results, “Beijing has effectively leveraged the U.N. Human Rights Council to endorse the very activities it was created to oppose,” said Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian of Axios.
The CCP’s infiltration of many major international organizations has drawn strong attention, since such influence can be used to manipulate international opinion in its favor.
In this case, Cuba joined the CCP, while the United Kingdom led the 27 countries that criticized the violation of the international treaty protecting Hong Kong.
According to the ratings of Freedom House [a nongovernmental organization that researches and promotes democracy, political freedom, and human rights], the tendencies that characterize the countries that make up the two groups resulting from this confrontation in Geneva are noticeable.
On the one hand, “free” countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, and European countries, and on the “not free” or “partly free” countries, include major human rights violators such as North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and African nations.
It should be noted that the CCP itself is a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council despite its systematic abuse of human rights and its questionable handling of the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic that began in the country and that has caused nearly 600,000 deaths worldwide.
The statement by Hillel Neuer, executive director of U.N. Watch, a nongovernmental organization thats stated mission is “to monitor the performance of the United Nations against the criteria of its own Charter”, is compelling.
“Allowing China’s oppressive and inhumane regime to choose the world investigators on freedom of speech, arbitrary detention, and enforced disappearances is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief,” Neuer said.
No joke: #China joins U.N. Human Rights Council panel, where it will help select the U.N.'s next world monitors on freedom of speech, enforced disappearances & arbitrary detention—and on health. That's like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief. https://t.co/DqFY90rd6I
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) April 3, 2020