US Ambassador Said to Counter China’s Influence on United Nations

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations told Congress on June 16, that Beijing’s penetration of the United Nations has caused a “malign influence” with an authoritarian approach, and emphasized the need to enhance U.S. leadership. “… the Chinese have pushed that agenda more aggressively in the past few years than they’ve ever done before,” said Ambassador Linda Thomas-​Greenfield, speaking to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Questions were raised by legislators during the 4-hour hearing on the Biden administration’s priorities for engagement with the United Nations, most of which were pointing to China and its U.N. agent. “They’re looking to change how the whole multilateral system work. They’re pushing against the values that we have all worked to achieve since the United Nations was formed,” said Thomas-Greenfield. “Multilateralism,” a practice adopted by Beijing, allows the regime to use the U.N. system—the banner of multilateralism—as the battleground and integrate …

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