Chinese Control: UN, Africa, Taiwan?

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As we deal with riots and looting in the United States, Chinese control over the UN is a real possibility as they manipulate key positions. China also moved a warship close to Taiwan, which could provoke a response of the US military if they try to take over the island. China has already built a massive spying capability in the US through its technology, as we have previously reported. Now they’ve done it in Africa.

United Nations

Currently the Chinese Communist Party has been using its influence at the UN to thwart any investigations into its human rights abuses, and effectively shut down any investigation into the Wuhan virus. It currently holds 4 of the 15 top positions within the UN, and actively attempts to delete American influence.

But Chinese control hasn’t just been over the World Health Organization, which is the reason President Trump pulled us out of the organization. They have instituted a new “security law” in Hong Kong to make sure the dissidents there have no recourse and can be imprisoned for wanting freedom.

“I can’t breathe” is the slogan adopted by the protesters across the country.

The Free Beacon wrote:

“China has blocked dissidents from petitioning the U.N. Human Rights Council and has even threatened retaliation against diplomats seeking an investigation of these abuses.

“China is constantly working behind the scenes to gain more influence globally,” Nikki Haley, the administration’s former ambassador to the U.N., told the Free Beacon. “That’s especially true at the U.N., whether it’s distracting from their own human rights abuses, manipulating to gain control of U.N. agencies, or bullying smaller countries to vote their way. For them perception is everything, and it’s why we can never stop being loud, calling them out, and bringing attention to their behavior.”

China’s ambition extends far beyond the WHO, Trump administration officials say. The White House is placing a greater emphasis on combating China’s manipulation of the U.N., which could entail withholding further funding to the body and sanctions on top Community Party figures. These efforts are likely to receive bipartisan backing in Congress, as both Republicans and Democrats seek to hold China accountable in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.”

Taiwan

Meanwhile, The Chinese Communist Party has been readying two of its warships to send them to the South China Sea near Taiwan, which could spark a confrontation with the US.

The New York Post reported,

The ships Liaoning and Shandong, part of the People’s Liberation Army navy, are conducting military readiness drills in the Yellow Sea but are expected to move into the South China Sea to Pratas Island for invasion mock battles, CCP-controlled Global Times reported.

Noting Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assertions of territorial control over most of the waterway and lack of respect for the sovereignty of countries in the region, like Taiwan, the “risk of a military confrontation in the South China Sea involving the United States and China could rise significantly in the next eighteen months,” the Council on Foreign Relations said in a report issued last week.

Africa

Chinese control is often exerted through the use of technology. The CCP has built nearly 200 buildings in Africa over the last decades. The Free Beacon also reported:

“Beijing may have better surveillance access to Africa than anywhere else in the world,” the report reads. “The Chinese government could use the information it harvests to advantage its companies competing against American and other firms, glean insights into U.S. security assistance and counterterrorism programs, and recruit or influence senior African government officials.”

The report comes at a time of heightened U.S. interest in China’s activities in Africa, where the communist regime has undertaken hundreds of infrastructure projects in a bid for influence. The U.S.-China Economy and Security Review Commission—a bipartisan body sanctioned by Congress to research China-related issues—held a full-day hearing earlier this month to evaluate China’s strategic aims in Africa.

“The Chinese development model [in Africa] often serves to enrich the PRC and expand its perceived sphere of influence,” Christopher Maloney, a senior official at the U.S. Agency for International Development, said during the hearing.

Concerns about China-built government buildings first surfaced in 2018, after reports that the African Union headquarters’ China-built databank was sending all of its stored information to a Shanghai server every evening. The database was built by Huawei, a federally indicted Chinese tech giant widely accused of acting as a Trojan horse for Chinese spying.

Chinese control and deleting American influence is the goal. They are watching the US carefully as our cities burn and the riots and looting continue to distract us. Though Iran and Russia are also watching, the Chinese control over various situations could eventually lead to a confrontation. Let’s hope and pray it’s on our terms not theirs.

 

Featured photo:  Xi JinPing and President Trump combo of official photographs by Narendra Modi and Shealah Craighead

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Hong Kong coupnavy veteran Michael White