(PresidentialInsider.com)- The United Nations apparently has the same level of concern about the trustworthiness of the Chinese Communist Party – they’re just not willing to outright say it. Last week, the United Nations urged China to provide proof that tennis star Peng Shuai, who hasn’t been seen in public since she spoke out against Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and accused him of committing sexual assault, is safe and well.
CNN reported that Liz Throssell, the spokeswoman for the United Nations human rights office, called for an “investigation with full transparency” into her allegations against the Chinese vice premier. She also said that China needs to provide “proof of [Peng Shuai’s] whereabouts and well-being.”
Throssell added that the tennis star hasn’t been seen or heard from publicly since she made the allegations on social media.
“We would stress that it is important to know where she is and know her state, know about her well-being,” she added.
Why would the United Nations be saying this, unless they know that China has a propensity to “disappear” people who publicly criticize the regime?
The social media post in which she made the accusations was also quickly deleted, prompting questions about her whereabouts and why she would suddenly stop appearing in public.
Steve Simon, the CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association, has indicated that he would pull out of all future events in China unless there is an investigation into the matter.
Speaking to CNN, Simon said that the issue is “bigger than the business” and that “women need to be respected and not censored.”
Maybe President Joe Biden could step in and say something – wouldn’t that help?
On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian claimed that they are unaware of any situation involving Peng Shuai and that it’s not a diplomatic matter.