GalaxyFlyer wrote:Aaron747 wrote:c933103 wrote:What are the other countries' view on human rights? My understanding is they won't simply see it as different cultural norms?
So the answer is let countries like Australia or Canada deal with China's pressure individually? Wouldn't it be worse?
You would have to ask them. That’s one of the problems with how the world works - certain countries agree on values and what to cooperate on, then a different leader comes in and says ‘nah not anymore’ and then the relations need to be rebuilt.
As for human rights, the consensus is longstanding and is restated time and again: we stand for x,y,z in the west. European countries speak more forcefully in terms of ‘shoulds’ than the US because they have fewer deep entanglements with states that ignore human rights (ex-US and Saudi Arabia), but PRC is a different animal. Everyone says what’s happening there is wrong, but the conversation ends there. The victims are Muslim and only SJWs are very active about that. Even Gulf countries have been pretty quiet about the Uighur issue. That speaks to PRC’s consolidation of influence over the last 15 years.
Visit Africa where the French military props up all kinds of bad actors in power
I was speaking of the EU in general, not any particular country. The UK and France have their own problems of course. Every permanent member of the UNSC is an arms dealer or supporter of conveniently bad actors, which is why the body has no credibility IMO. Russia, China, the US, UK or France can all veto any action or criticism against themselves - total BS.