The United States and its allies faced a China blockade at the UN on March 17 when they tried to spotlight the dire human rights situation and increasing repression in North Korea.
Russia joined China in what analysts increasingly see as a trend of multi-faceted sabotaging of the United Nations–its principles, practices, and institutions.
Experts have told The Epoch Times that China’s operations at the United Nations are a well-thought-out strategy for molding the international body for its purposes and challenging U.S. global leadership.
“As a P-5 country of the UN Security Council, China has always taken the advantage of its position to use the veto either to obstruct the key resolutions or to support it to take advantage of the politics that it feels could exemplify its national interest,” said Dr. Jagannath Panda, Head of Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), in Sweden.
Last month’s veto episode was not the first time China and Russia came to North Korea’s support. Last year, the two allies used their veto powers to disallow the adoption of a resolution tightening sanctions against North Korea over its recent ballistic missile launches.
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