China lobbied onerous, particularly amongst African nations which have benefitted from Beijing’s funding. Its ambassador prompt a lot of the world was weary of the west’s “political manipulation”. It is us right now, he instructed creating nations, it is going to be you tomorrow. When the votes had been counted, simply 17 member states supported a debate, 19 rejected it, and 11 abstained. Only one African nation – Somalia – mentioned sure. Most, from Mauritania, to Senegal, to Ivory Coast and Cameroon, backed China.