Zhang Jun, Chinese envoy to the United Nations, on Monday, made a joint statement at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, on behalf of 26 countries, criticizing the United States and Western countries for violating human rights, calling for the complete and immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions, and expressing grave concern on systematic racial discrimination, according to Xinhua.
Zhang made the statement on behalf of Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belarus, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Laos, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
These are among the world’s worst countries in terms of economic and social development. They are also the worst countries away from freedom and democracy.
These governments have brought about endless suffering to their people while receiving humanitarian aid from western countries.
These 26 countries are mostly brutal dictatorships that have kept the worst human rights records.
Evil has always taken the side of evils.
When a Chinese saying goes, “A thief is yelling ‘Catch the thief!'” another Chinese proverb says, “A person’s poor situation can always attribute to his own fault.”
This June, the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Syria under the Caesar Act. The sanctions are the toughest imposed on Bashar al-Assad and are set to be the centerpiece of a pressure campaign that also targets his government’s two major backers, Iran and Hezbollah, according to the Guardian.
Today, Xinhua said that the U.S. has targeted the livelihood of the Syrian people and their well-being. This is misleading and total nonsense.
“We continue to witness the application of unilateral coercive measures, which are contrary to the purpose and principles of the UN Charter and international law, multilateralism and the basic norms of international relations,” said Zhang.
“Unilateral coercive measures have an undeniable impact on human rights, as they impede the full realization of social and economic development and hinder the well-being of the population in the affected countries, in particular women, children, including adolescents, the elderly and persons with disabilities,” said the Chinese envoy with Xinhua.
“Unilateral coercive measures undermine the right to health, as they encumber access to medicines and medical technologies, equipment, and supplies. This is particularly relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. UN senior officials and the international community have recognized the heavy, negative impact of these measures.” Xinhua said, quoting Zhang’s saying.
While the Communist regime has denied independent inquiries into the origin of the coronavirus outbreak by experts from the international community, it is a shame for Zhang Jun to continue on the UN stage, saying, “Global solidarity and international cooperation are the most powerful weapons in fighting and overcoming COVID-19”.
Never cleaning up its feces in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and in jailing lawyers, suppressing religion and live organ harvest, the CCP is calling for defending human rights. This is the greatest joke in human history.
And the CCP regime thinks that it represents the side of justice and righteousness of the world, telling us that China is the Africans’ best “friend” to defend their rights and interests.
Zhang Jun said, “We welcome the adoption of the Human Rights Council resolution ‘The promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers,’ and called for its full implementation.”
We know that the UN Human Rights Council has become a corrupt organization submissive to the CCP regime. The council has been widely criticized by the world community as it has failed to defend human rights and condemn violations.
It is a disgrace of the United Nations that has allowed the axis of evils to seize the center stage.
Shame on you, Communist China! “Shame on each of you” on that stage, as I quote the words of Kelly Craft, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
by Winnie Troppie
39 Countries at UN Express ‘Grave Concerns’ About China’s Abuses
A cross-regional group of 39 United Nations member countries issued a stinging public rebuke today of the Chinese government’s widespread human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Tibet, proof that a growing number of governments are voicing their alarm, despite Beijing’s threats of retaliation.
“We are gravely concerned about the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the recent developments in Hong Kong,” German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen said in a statement on behalf of the group to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee. “We call on China to respect human rights.”
Supporters of the German-led statement includes Britain, Canada, the United States, many European Union member states, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Haiti, Honduras, Palau, and the Marshall Islands.
The joint statement endorses an unprecedented appeal from 50 UN human rights experts for the creation of a UN mechanism for monitoring human rights in China. A recent global civil society appeal from over 400 organizations echoed the experts’ call.
The countries also urged China to allow UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet unfettered access to Xinjiang, where China is repressing its Muslim minority. Beijing says it is ready to welcome her, but diplomats say Beijing has not promised her the free access necessary to properly assess the human rights situation in Xinjiang. Bachelet should disregard Beijing’s delays and obfuscations and exercise her independent mandate to publicly report on Beijing’s rights abuses, with or without access.
Several diplomats said China had been warning delegations that supporting today’s statement could result in economic and political consequences. The statement, which builds on a similar joint condemnation led by the United Kingdom government at the Human Rights Council in June, shows that an increasing number of governments are willing to brave China’s threats and intimidation.
As usual, China rounded up several dozen countries to praise it in two separate statements, one on Xinjiang read out by Cuba, and another on Hong Kong delivered by Pakistan. China’s support list reads like a virtual Who’s Who of leading rights abusers, including Russia, Syria, and Venezuela.
Governments should now build on the growing outrage and call on the UN’s leadership to establish without delay an international mechanism for monitoring rights abuses in China.
By Louis Charbonneau
United Nations Director
Updated October 7.