China hits back at US over ‘woeful’ human rights record

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BEIJING—China on Sunday accused the United States of human rights violations through its military operations abroad and failing to prevent its own citizens from gun violence, in a rejoinder to a US rights report.

The report, released by China’s parliament, the State Council, said Washington has “turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation”, despite styling itself as “the world judge of human rights”.

China — which officially includes rising living standards in its definition of human rights — released the report in response to a US report published Friday that said China’s rights record has worsened over the past year.

The US report highlighted a Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, including Tibetans, the detention of political dissidents, as well as the widespread surveillance of citizens by a huge domestic security apparatus.

China responded by blasting US surveillance of its own citizens, and said that political donations have damaged the country’s democracy.

China’s report, culled from a variety of sources, including US media, accused US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan of causing “massive civilian casualties”.

The report also cited “astonishing” casualties that resulted from mass shootings at a movie theatre in the state of Colorado in July and at an elementary school in Connecticut in December.

“Americans are the most heavily armed people in the world per capita,” the report said. It added that the US had “serious” issues with discrimination of a sexual, racial and religious nature.

The exchange of critical reports between the two nations on human rights has become an annual tradition, while relations between the world’s two largest economies remain strained over issues including cyber-hacking and North Korea.

A copy of the report was published by China’s official news agency Xinhua.

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  • Tommy

    China criticizing other countries for ‘damaging their democracy’ = Hi-LARIOUS.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    a country that has armed the hans last year to kill the uyghurs in xinjiang province. a country that 30 million died during the cultural revolution because of the red guards wonder how tibets doing

    • speaksoftlylove

      Add the millions of lives lost of the persecuted members of Falon Gong and thousands of lives lost of unarmed students and civilians in Tiananmen Square in 1989 who were protesting against China’s human rights abuses and you will appreciate how exemplary China’s human rights record is. Unprecedented and incomparable correct?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        true and the tongs over the years even in other countries who was bad as mafia. mao killed more people than stalin and hitler put together up to 79 million people. add in the 2.9 million muslims they are their own worse enemy.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    China VS USA
    Lets get ready to rumble…

  • Guest

    visit chinasmack dot com and see what kind of citizens and country china is

    • Crazy_horse101010

      thanks guys didnt know it was there some of it was a little sickening

  • TwiggyRamirez

    …visit chinasmack d0t c0m and witness how disgusting china is

  • Perry Utanis

    Chinese national buying realty’s, houses money can buy in every state, have secret clinics for Chinese visitors to give birth to gain US citizenship?, and now criticizing America of human rights!!. When did illegal become acceptable in China?..

  • $18209031

    Hindi na rin mautouto ang intsik sa mga puti. Ang mga katarantaduhan sa puti ay pinalabas rin sa mga intsik. Estelo sa Puti ay sila lang ang malinis pero ang baho pala.
    China is no longer the pushover like in time past. Chinese will reciprocate the dirty baggage of American imperialism to the world, like it or not.

    Pino nation has to continue to peddle the American line of thought like it s the freebie morning cheesecake despite it s a rotten piece at that.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      still ranting racists hows things in imperial china still killing uyghur babies and eating their fetuses take care comrade

      • $18209031

        Crazyhorseyshzt still kissy azzy the American line of thought for 100 plus years inspite being killed in huge numbers in the early part of the last century.
        Your colonixed brain cell is reengineered and robotized to praise Uncle Sam, dude.

    • $26149191

      Chinese run away mental patient grow up in Philippines. Small penis are always envy to the white and brown. Why don’t you try to suck your small uten.

  • $5699914

    China government is a mental case.
    Poor ordinary Chinese citizens….

  • ConcernedCitizenPh

    China’s Great Leap Forward is unbeatable.

  • mangtom

    joBONI(skindisease)96 is a dead ringer for Daku(jutay gid)AkungUtin or vice versa. Same sh!t. No more, no less.

  • $26149191

    Mental derange people are running China. They don’t their history that Mao Zedong their hero killed 100 million of their race. They even put Mao on their Money as day to day transactions reminds them of this evil. The worst karma are coming to them slowly klled them.

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