In addition, last year, Kristine Lee, a scholar at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) think tank, wrote in Foreign Affairs magazine that "China is using the United Nations as a stage to rationalize dictatorial behavior." Why did she say that? When the United States cut its annual budget to the United Nations Educational, Teaching and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by $80 million in 2011 (about 22 percent of its total), China took the opportunity to fill it.
RTS33PSR Photo Credit: Reuters / Dazhi Image Chinese officials Image Manipulation Service attend a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, February 24, 2020 Over the past decade, China has increased its funding to the United Nations fivefold. Through such investments, China is trying to dispel other countries' dissatisfaction with its handling of Tibet, Xinjiang, and Taiwan. In addition, China has vigorously defended the heavily criticized dictatorships in Venezuela and Syria, arguing that "national sovereignty should allow the government to veto the claims of minorities and individuals in the name of internal security." Previously, the New York Times disclosed China's massive persecution of Xinjiang people, but China has become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
This is considered a joke by many, but more emotions should come from the bloody sadness of the current international situation, because the rising China is using the UN Human Rights Council to speak out in an attempt to distort universal values, even arguing that "countries can choose a model for protecting their human rights based on their environment". In the nearly 20 years since 2000, Cambodia has undergone a dramatic economic transformation, from a country that was hit back in Epoch Zero due to a tragic civil war, and stepped into the era of globalization.