Marshall Islands and Palau join 25 other countries to criticize China's crackdown on Hong Kong

27 Countries File Joint Petition Against China At UNHRC, Urge Both Governments To Reconsider Hong Kong Security Law

The countries voiced concerns over the recently passed Hong Kong security law as it goes against the 'one country, two system' understanding between China and Hong Kong.

Signatories included United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The U.S. has been highly critical of China over the law, but withdrew from the Human Rights Council in 2018

The day when the Hong Kong security law was signed, was termed as one of the darkest times in Hong Kong. The law has been imposed without any prior participation of the people of Hong Kong, it's legislature or judiciary. "We urge the Chinese and Hong Kong governments to reconsider the imposition of this legislation and to engage Hong Kong's people, institutions and judiciary to prevent further erosion of the rights and freedoms that the people of Hong Kong have enjoyed for many years," the statement read.

The countries in their plea to the UNHRC also raised concerns on arbitrary detentions, widespread surveillance and restrictions, atrocities on Uighur Muslims and other minorities in China. Times Of India quoted a German researcher's study that claimed Chinese authorities were carrying out forced sterilizations of women of these ethnic groups to curb their population. The petition further urged China to allow the UN High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet to access Xinjiang and Hong Kong, 'in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms which are guaranteed under international law.'


  • Their leader is making China great again so America and the west should shut the f’up and not be hypocrites protesting their moves.
  • The U.S. did not protest.

    The RMI and Palau did protest.
  • Rights and freedoms....LOL!.Where were these when westerners enslaved Africans or wiped out indigenous people stealing their lands and resources?.To this day racism is rampant within the west targeting non white folks.Call me a communist but I back China on this.

    Marshall Island shouldn't jump onto the hate train.Open our Mej(eyes) and truly see that China isn't that bad.United States is our immortal enemy.My people shouldn't forget what they've done to us.
  • @FactsMatter/For a meaningless cause.RMI and Palau.All of Micronesia for that matter shouldn't involve ourselves in this mess.When China is pushed over the edge and decides to declare war on the west.What then?.
  • RMI, Palau, and the FSM are all pawns in a global chess game between China and the USA.

    Follow the money and you will see why they get involved, or not, in this global power contest.

  • You are absolutely right, MrNobody905. China isn't that bad. Unless you are a Uyghur. Or a journalist. Or a pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong. Or an infectious disease specialist in Wuhan trying to warn everybody of a serious pandemic disease. Or actually if you disagree (even respectfully) with anything the Chinese Communist Party wants you to believe.

    In China, apparently, it is best to go along to get along. Then it is pretty much like the US.

    And it may not be correct to call the United States the immortal enemy of anyone. I am not so sure the US will live forever.
  • Well said Saremimageimage
  • Marshall islands and Palau joint 25 other countries criticizing SOCIALIST China.

    Thank you.
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