"Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., on Sunday lambasted the United Nations after its human rights office thanked China for giving an $800,000 donation, saying American tax dollars shouldn't be funding the U.N. if the international organization ‘wants to continue shilling’ for the Chinese government.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the self-described ‘leading U.N. entity on human rights,’ thanked China on Twitter for donating money and invited others to financially support its human rights work as well.
Banks, a member of the newly established House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), slammed the U.N. for its tweet.
‘Pathetic!’ he wrote. ‘If the [U.N.] wants to continue shilling for the #CCP, American tax dollars shouldn't pay for it.’...
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the State Department under both the Trump and Biden administrations have assessed China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority, in the Chinese region of Xinjiang.
Since 2017, the Chinese government has reportedly imprisoned more than a million Uyghurs in concentration camps, where, according to leaked documents from inside China, detainees are subjected to rape, torture, forced labor, brainwashing and forced sterilization.
Last August, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, released a damning report on human rights concerns in Xinjiang. Weeks later, however, the U.N. Human Rights Council narrowly rejected holding a debate on the report..."