China Flexes Its Economic Might More Openly at the UN on Human Rights

by Stéphanie Fillion. This article originally appeared on PassBlue.

China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, in a UN Security Council meeting, Sept. 25, 2019. China’s rising economic clout globally is playing out in the UN on human-rights matters, most recently on the persecution of the Muslim Uighurs in China. MANUEL ELIAS/UN PHOTO

Twenty-three nations, including Britain, the United States, Germany, France and Japan, slammed China at the United Nations recently, citing its persecution of Uighurs and other minorities in Xinjiang province.