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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Principles the first casualty at Geneva.

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U.N. Human Rights CommisssionWell it comes as no surprise that the US sponsored Resolution at the U.N Human Rights Commission currently in progress in Geneva condemning China for it's Human Rights is faltering.

The linked report states that even America's closest allies such as Australia are hesitating to put their name in the rink.

If they were to be totally honest the US administration did not really want to put this resolution either but were backed into it by a vote at the US House of Representatives calling on Bush to do it.

Many countries fear that criticising China will result in less than favorable terms at the trade negotiation tables. Australia has been a big winner there of late and hopes to sup again rather hungrily. New Zealand likewise.

Don't forget boys when the eagles are quiet the parrots will jabber.

When money is at stake it appears principles are the first casualty.