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Sens. Point Out Ridiculousness of UN Appointing Chinese Official to Human Rights Panel

‘Chinese government actions in the early days of the outbreak are not commensurate to influencing a council responsible for upholding human rights throughout the world…’

GOP Sens. Blast Appointment of Chinese Minister to U.N. Human Rights Counsel
Jiang Duan / IMAGE: Banque Cantonale de Genève via Youtube

(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) Texas GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are calling out the United Nations for an incredible act of Chinese favoritism.

The Chinese Communist Party blatantly lied about the Wuhan virus in its infancy, causing mass infections and deaths to spread around the world. Trillions of dollars in economic damage has ensued.

The Chinese government also engages in political persecutions, violent crackdowns on Christians, concentration camps for Uighur Muslims and many other undeniable human rights violations.

But the United Nations has appointed Jiang Duan, a Chinese government minister, to the U.N. Human Rights Counsel Consultation Group.

“In this position, Jiang will provide 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,” wrote Cruz and Cornyn on Tuesday.

The Senators cited China’s “willful deceit and gross negligence” regarding the Wuhan virus and its many “terrible crimes against humanity” in a letter directly addressed to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres.

GOP Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Martha McSally of Arizona and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota also signed the letter.

The only thing more egregious than China’s atrocious behavior, they said, is “rewarding” it.

“Chinese government actions in the early days of the outbreak are not commensurate to influencing a council responsible for upholding human rights throughout the world,” the letter states.

“Even now, China withholds critical information about the spread and death toll of the virus and continues to silence and intimidate its critics,” it continues.

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has separately called for an investigation of Chinese influence over the U.N. World Health Organization. President Donald Trump wants the WHO defunded.

The great irony, according to Cruz and Cornyn, is that the U.N. was created after World War II to prevent the type of human rights abuses China is committing.

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