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A wonderful collection of thoughtful commentary from interesting angles. Thanks.

This puzzled me, however: “China has proposed a statement on the Shared Values of Humanity: peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom [as opposed to the UN Charter's Universal Values, which the Chinese leadership has been working to undermine, all the while taking credit for drafting them]”.

China's proposed additions to the Charter in no way opposed the 30 existing rights (in which China leads America by 26-2, with 2 draws). They complement them.

The existing rights are essentially Christian, individualistic, and idealistic. China–and 90% of the world–give higher priority to collective, community, social rights.

Put them together and, hey!

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