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Sen. Ted Cruz calls the trombone managing to block China from the Installation of a controversial former head of the Hong Kong police force-at the head of an office of the United Nations, the fight against drug trafficking, organised crime and corruption.
China’s candidate Andy Tsang Wai-hung was nominated by Beijing earlier this summer, the next Executive Director of the Vienna U. N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). His candidacy, critics warn, marked a further sign of the growing influence of China in the world body.
The annual budget of the organization for the year is around a quarter of a billion dollars. Texas Republican sen, Cruz-who has to stop sponsored legislation, the Chinese infiltration of U.S. universities and research institutions — told Fox News in a statement that such Chinese efforts are thwarted are.
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“The Chinese Communist party has a consistent policy of accession and the use of international organizations, their agenda forward. The pattern is the same across topics as diverse as the WTO, Internet governance, Interpol, and human rights,” he said.
The Texas senator, who sits on the Senate foreign relations Committee called on the government to ensure that Beijing stopped, his ambitions.
“The UN has no business nor any other Communist party-cutting, in a leading position, in particular one with a direct history of the development of China’s human rights violations in Hong Kong. The Trump administration should block your voice and votes to this appointment.”
As Hong Kong police chief in 2014, Tsang was credited with the putting down of the pro-democracy protesters, who called for democratic elections for the chief executive. More recently, he served as China’s Deputy Director of its narcotics control Commission.
Gordon Chang, China expert, told Fox News that Tsang was “to be known to be a hardliner” when he, the Hong Kong police delivery.
“[He] led the police in the year 2014, when the police used tear gas during the Occupy protests,” said Chang. “The use of tear gas sparked the protests as ordinary citizens immediately the TV turned off and took to the streets and show their outrage. Tsang, whether he made the decision to use tear gas, or only the Chief Executive, C. Y. Leung, followed the instructions, was responsible for one of the worst moves during this time.”
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Chang also noted Tsang from the current position. “Each proposed candidate for a drug enforcement post will be rejected should a one-party state behind some of the world’s most dangerous drug networks out of your hand.” He said to stop Tsang of China fentanyl rings “, even though he had all the tools of a semi-totalitarian state at its disposal.”
He asked: “Is he really going to be more effective, because he in Vienna? This would be a hideous appointment.”
But Beijing’s foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said over the summer that Tsang showed the candidacy, “China ‘ s concrete actions in support of multilateralism and the work of the United Nations. We will devote more efforts to fight against TRANS-national organised crime and the strengthening of the international counter-narcotic cooperation.”
China in recent years has attempted the second-largest contributor to the U. N. after the United States, and has, extend the sphere of their influence. There are four of the 15 U. N. specialized agencies is now running.
An official of the State Department recently told Fox News that the United States will not retreat from the U. N. and said the administration was aware of China’s ambitions.
“China is a concerted push has more to do with advancing his own selfish interests, and authoritarian model than to demonstrate true leadership in accordance with the principles and freedoms of the U. N. Charter,” the official said.
And while some diplomats in the U. N. feel Tsang’s candidacy is unlikely to result in a victory for China, the government of the U. N.-commitment is on full display all the same.
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A Heritage Foundation report entitled, “How the United States Should be Rising influences in the United Nations”, written by senior research fellow Brett Schaefer, senior research fellow, noted the rise of China to the U. N. “is not a new phenomenon.” The claim runs counter to news reports, the claim that China’s rise is due to the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the world body.
The report also said the United States should “focus its efforts and resources to combat the Chinese influence, the US-American policy preferences and the increase in the employment of U.S. nationals, in particular in senior positions, in which organizations, whose area of responsibility relates to the important U.S. interests.”
UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, is expected to announce his choice for the Vienna-job in the coming months.