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China withholds vaccine deliveries to Ukraine as leverage to squelch criticism of its own human rights violations

It is coming out that communist China may have threatened to withhold delivery of its Sinovac injection for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) from Ukraine in an attempt to strong-arm the eastern European country into removing China from a Human Rights Council statement critical of China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims.

Western diplomats reportedly made the accusation in a story that was reported by The Associated Press, which is going right along with the narrative that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is holding Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps in the Xinjiang region were much of the world’s cotton is grown.

A coalition of nations signed on to the Human Rights Council statement condemning China for this alleged action, Ukraine being one of them. And now China is being accused of dangling vaccine delivery as a bargaining chip to have its name removed from the statement.

“Ukraine briefly joined a statement by over 40 countries, presented by Canada at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, urging China to allow immediate access for independent observers to Xinjiang,” the AP reported. “Some human rights groups have alleged Chinese mistreatment of Muslim Uyghurs and others in the region.”

“On Thursday, Ukraine pulled its name off the list of supporting states after Chinese authorities warned Kyiv that they would block a planned shipment of at least 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Ukraine unless it did so, said diplomats from two Western countries. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.”


China denies allegations, says it never withheld Chinese Virus injections

In a statement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied the allegations, insisting that none of its decision-making concerning the distribution of Wuhan Flu shots around the world has had anything to do with whether or not a country did what it demanded.

“China’s provision of vaccines and anti-epidemic materials to other countries is not meant to gain benefits from other countries and there isn’t any geopolitical purpose nor any political conditions attached,” the government body is quoted as saying by the AP.

China says that Ukraine contracted to purchase some 1.9 million doses of Sinovac, also known as CoronaVac, earlier in the year. By early May, some 1.2 million doses were allegedly delivered to Ukraine from China.

One shipment containing 500,000 doses, however, was put on hold pending Ukraine’s decision on whether or not to withdraw its name from the Human Rights Council‘s statement, the AP alleges.

Ukraine eventually complied, removing its signature from the document, the World Uyghur Congress later reported.

Oleksandr Merezhko, Ukraine’s foreign policy committee chairman, announced on Radio Free Europe that his committee had “not yet received any information [confirming] that,” the suggestion being that no such decision was made to withdraw Ukraine from the document.

Whether or not the allegations are true, there is no denying that communist China has an extensive track record of human rights abuses. China also has an extensive history of lying about pretty much everything.

Another problem has to do with the AP report itself, which insinuates that Chinese Virus injections are beneficial and that China wanted to withhold that benefit from Ukraine as punishment for signing the Human Rights Council document.

If Wuhan Flu shots are dangerous and ineffective, then would not China want to deliver more of them to Ukraine as punishment? The whole story is fishy, but one thing is for sure: The CCP cannot be trusted to ever do the right thing no matter what it is.

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