Chinese, Russian Envoys Respond With An Attack To German Request
Chinese and Russian envoys to the United Nations have demonstrated a coordinated reaction to the criticism of their human rights record during the last U.N. Security Council meeting this year. Both diplomats were aggressive, manipulative, and provocative as they dismissed concrete cases of their regime's violations.
Germany ends a two-year term on the 15-member council at the end of this month and Ambassador Christoph Heusgen plans to retire after more than 40 years as a diplomat.
Let me end my tenure on the Security Council by appealing to my Chinese colleagues to ask Beijing for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Christmas is the right moment for such a gesture, Mr. Heusgen told the council session on Tuesday.
Communist China's deputy envoy Geng Shuang reacted with fury and aggression towards German Ambassador accusing him of launching malicious attacks on other members.
Beijing's record of violation of international laws is indisputable, and it constitutes a case for the removal of China from international bodies, but the way it treats former Canadian diplomats is particularly vicious.
Communist China's and Russia's deputy envoys reacted with fury and aggression
towards German Ambassador who asked them to address human rights violations.
Mr. Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat who was working as an adviser for the International Crisis Group think tank, and businessman Mr. Spavor were detained by Beijing in 2018 shortly after Canadian police picked up Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. warrant. Mr. Spavor and Mr. Kovrig are innocent while Chinese Huawei manager Ms Meng who is also daughter of top Chinese military intelligence operative is a suspect of the violation of the financial sanctions against Iran, money laundering and possibly even a murder.
I wish to say something out of the bottom of my heart: Good riddance, Ambassador Heusgen, Geng said. I am hoping that the council in your absence in the year 2021 will be in a better position to fulfil the responsibilities... for maintaining international peace and security.
Ambassador Heusgen also asked Russian deputy envoy Dmitry Polanskiy for his comment on information obtained by Russian opposition politician Mr. Alexei Navalny from one of his alleged assessins on details about his poisoning. But Russian envoy also replied with unconcealed viciousness.
Mr. Polyanskiy replied: “It seems he’s developed a certain dependency on the council, there’s never a meeting without criticism of Russia even if that’s not suitable for the subject matter. I hope that after January 1 that Christoph’s symptoms will improve.