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China hits back with report on U.S. human rights record


17:17, May 25, 2012

BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday responded to a recent U.S. government report on China's human rights practices by issuing its own report on human rights issues in the U.S.

The "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011" was released by the Information Office of the State Council, or China's cabinet, in response to the "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011" issued by the U.S. State Department on May 24.

The U.S. report is "full of overly critical remarks on human rights conditions in nearly 200 countries and regions, as well as distortions and accusations concerning human rights causes in China. However, the United States has turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation and remained silent about it," China's report said.

The "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011" is intended to reveal the "true human rights situation" of the U.S. to the world and "urge the U.S. to confront its own actions," the document said.

The Chinese report covers human rights issues related to six topics: life, property and personal security; civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; racial discrimination; the rights of women and children and U.S. violations of human rights in other countries.

The report states that violations of civil and political rights have been "severe" in the U.S., adding that the country is "lying to itself" when referring to itself as the "land of the free."

The report cited the treatment of protestors participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement, stating that their arrests can provide a "glimpse of the truth regarding the United States' so-called freedom and democracy."


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Todd at 2012-05-26108.32.194.*
The U.S violates Constitutional rights by wiretapping its citizens" phones without a search warrant. This violates the 4th Amendment.
Sam Teng at 2012-05-26175.139.82.*
US is not perfect in their human rights records. In some cases, the US human rights records are even worse than other countries. It is good that China had provided the list on human rights violations in the US. The US is trying to be the champion of democracy and human rights. Unfortunately, the truth is US has many human rights violations that need to be addressed and improved. Many developing and third world countries are being demonized by these bias and inaccurate human rights violations bu the US and EU. It"s high time the US and EU improve their own human rights violations records before accusing other countries. Otherwise, they will face a lot of backlash on the unfair human rights violations reports.
John at 2012-05-2669.158.49.*
The US is the usual hypocrite.
PD User at 2012-05-2580.94.16.*
2012-5-25.US Departament State still to sing old song"s.Not become to Top.Everything country"s all world to violate right"s of human"s in all the USA.As well blind"s not hurn.
Canada at 2012-05-2570.36.49.*
Good to hit back. It was recently reported that in Los Angeles, demonstrators need to give the police 40 days before they can hold a demonstration and the route needs permission. If true, compare that to Hillary"s demands for Syria.

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