The US withdrawal from the UNHCR is a gift to Xi Jinping and China | Frances Eve

It appears the last holdout in the resistance to ‘human rights with Chinese characteristics’ has collapsed

The US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council is a gift to China’s leader Xi Jinping.

Quitting the UNHRC won’t make it disappear. It opens a leadership vacancy that China is happy to fill. The Trump administration has stepped back to allow China the space to dominate the council unchallenged and advance its agenda to redefine human rights after the “China model.”

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