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China’s efforts to wrest control of the UN’s peacekeeping operations from France could result in a reduced emphasis on human rights

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
s China has boosted its investment in United Nations operations and become more involved in international affairs, it is attempting to take over the management of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, whose 100,000 peacekeepers have been overseen by French staff for nearly two decades. Some experts worry that China will try to reduce the scrutiny of human rights abuses in the countries in which the UN peacekeepers are stationed.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.