China Lashes Out At US "Hypocrisy", Blasts US Human Rights "Double Standard" In Pursuing "World Hegemony"

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In what can only be described as a stunning deterioration in foreign relations between the world's two superpowers, following Friday's release by the US State Department of the annual report on human rights, which expressed sharp criticism of the human rights records of China, North Korea, Cuba and Belarus, among others, China decided it has had enough. Less than 48 hours later, it has lashed back at the US with a report that is making headlines at every government controlled, and otherwise, media in mainland China, which makes a mockery of the US double standard when it comes to human rights, and exposes US "hypocrisy" which China (rightly many would claim) asserts is merely a pretext for continued US attempts at world "hegemony". As Xinhua reports on its front page, "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010 was
released by the Information Office of China's State Council, or
cabinet, in response to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
for 2010 issued by the U.S. Department of State on April.
The U.S. reports are "full of distortions and
accusations of the human rights situation in more than 190 countries and
regions including China. However, the United States turned a blind eye
to its own terrible human rights situation and seldom mentioned it
,"
China's report said.
" The war of words hits a new all time record: "The United States has taken human rights as "a political instrument to defame other nations' image and seek its own strategic interests," the report said. While illustrating a dismal record of the United States on its own human rights, China's report said the United States could not be justified to pose as the world's "human rights justice." "However, it released the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices year after year to accuse and blame other countries for their human rights practices," the report said. These moves fully expose the United States' hypocrisy by exercising double standards on human rights and its malicious design to pursue hegemony under the pretext of human rights, it said. The report advised the U.S. government to "take concrete actions to improve its own human rights conditions, check and rectify its acts in the human rights field, and stop the hegemonistic deeds of using human rights issues to interfere in other countries' internal affairs." While that last sentence may not be an explicit warning for the US to shut the hell up and focus on its own dirty laundry, or else, it sure does sound like one.

From Xinhua:

VIOLATION OF CITIZENS' RIGHTS

In the United States, the violation of citizens' civil and political rights by the government is severe, said the report.

Citizen's privacy has been undermined. More than 6,600 travelers had been subject to electronic device searches between October 1, 2008 and June 2, 2010, nearly half of them American citizens, said the report, citing figures released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in September 2010.

The report said abuse of violence and torturing suspects to get confession is serious in the U.S. law enforcement, and "wrongful conviction occurred quite often."

While advocating Internet freedom, the U.S. in fact imposes fairly strict restriction on cyberspace, said the report.

The United States applies double standards on Internet freedom by requesting unrestricted "Internet freedom" in other countries, which becomes an important diplomatic tool for the U.S. to impose pressure and seek hegemony, and imposing strict restriction within its own territory, the report said.

The U.S. regards itself as "the beacon of democracy." However, its democracy is largely based on money, the report said.

According to media report in 2010, U.S. House and Senate candidates shattered fundraising records for a midterm election, taking in more than 1.5 billion U.S. dollars as of October 24. The midterm election, held in November 2010, finally cost 3.98 billion U.S. dollars, the most expensive in the U.S. history.

HIGHEST INCIDENCE OF VIOLENT CRIMES

One out of every five people is a victim of a crime in the United States every year, said the report.

The United States reports the world' s highest incidence of violent crimes, and its people's lives, properties and personal security are not duly protected, the report said.

In 2009, an estimated 4.3 million violent crimes, 15.6 million property crimes and 133,000 personal thefts were committed against U.S. residents aged 12 or older, and the violent crime rate was 17.1 victimizations per 1,000 persons, said the report, quoting figures from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The United States also ranks first in the world in terms of the number of privately-owned guns and had high incidence of gun-related crimes, said the report, noting that the United States exercised lax control on the already rampant gun ownership.

Some 90 million people own an estimated 200 million guns in the United States, which has a population of about 300 million, the report said citing figures from the public media.

Statistics showed there were 12,000 gun murders a year in the United States, the report said.

The report also said that the frequent campus shootings in colleges in the United States came to the spotlight in recent years.

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DEEP-SEATED

"Racial discrimination, deep-seated in the United States, has permeated every aspect of social life," said the report.

Minority groups confront discrimination in their employment and occupation. The black people are treated unfairly or excluded in promotion, welfare and employment, the report quoted U.S media reports as saying.

It is reported that one-third of black people confronted discrimination at work, against which only one-sixteenth of the black people would lodge a complaint.

The New York Times reported on September 23, 2010 that by the end of September 30, 2009, Muslim workers had filed a record 803 claims of complaints over employment discrimination, up 20 percent from the previous year.

The report said U.S. minority groups have high unemployment rate, and do not enjoy the same political status as white people.

Poverty proportion for U.S. minorities is high in the United States. The poverty proportion of the black was 25.8 percent in 2009, and those of Hispanic origin and Asian were 25.3 percent and 12.5 percent respectively, much higher than that of the non-Hispanic white at 9.4 percent, said the report, citing U.S. media figures.

The report also said that U.S. minority groups face obvious inequality in education, and the health care for African-American people is worrisome.

Racial discrimination is evident in the law enforcement and judicial systems, racial hate crimes are frequent, and immigrants' rights and interests are not guaranteed, said the report.

RIGHTS OF WOMEN, CHILDREN IS BOTHERING

Gender discrimination against women widely exists in the United States, and women in the country often experience sexual assault and violence.

Statistics showed that some 20 million women are rape victims in the country, some one fifth female students on campus are victims of sexual assault, and nearly 3,000 female soldiers were sexually assaulted in fiscal year 2008, up nine percent from the year before.

Women are also victims of domestic violence in the United States, said the report, as some 1.3 million people fall victim to domestic violence every year, with women accounting for 92 percent.

Many children in the U.S. live in poverty and their physical and mental health is not ensured as nearly one in four children struggles with hunger, according to the report.

The report also pointed out that violence against children is very severe in the country, citing figures from the official website of Love Our Children USA that every year, over three million children are victims of violence reportedly and the actual number is three times greater.

More than 93,000 children are currently incarcerated in the United States, and between 75 and 93 percent of children have experienced at least one traumatic experience, including sexual abuse and neglect, the report said.

According to the report, pornographic content is rampant on the Internet and severely harms American children as seven in 10 children have accidentally accessed pornography on the Internet and one in three has done so intentionally.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

The United States has a notorious record of international human rights violations, said the report.

The U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused huge civilian casualties.

Figures from the WikiLeaks website revealed up to 285,000 war casualties in Iraq from March 2003 through the end of 2009, with 63 percent of the 109,000 people killed in the Iraq war being civilians.

"The U.S. military actions in Afghanistan and other regions have also brought tremendous casualties to local people," said the report.

The report cited the notorious case on a "kill team" formed by five soldiers from the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The team had committed at least three murders, where they randomly targeted and killed Afghan civilians, and dismembered the corpses and hoarded the human bones.

In addition, the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops had caused 535 Afghan civilian deaths and injuries in 2009. Among them 113 civilians were shot and killed, an increase of 43 percent over 2008, the report quoted McClatchy Newspapers as saying.

PRISONER ABUSE SCANDALS

The United States have been holding individuals captured under the pretext of the "war on terror" and abusing detainees with various methods, according to the report.

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) established secret detention facilities to interrogate so-called "high-value detainees," said the report, citing a document submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council in May 2010.

According to the document, the CIA had taken custody of 94 detainees, and had employed "enhanced techniques" to varying degrees, including stress positions, extreme temperature changes, sleep deprivation and "waterboarding" in the interrogation of 28 of those detainees.

Full, unabridged report can and should be read here.

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Ruffcut's picture

Those morons should talk. Now political banter is on a global stage. Gotta consolidate the propaganda machine. It just is too much effort to have it decentralized,

Pepe's picture

      By the 1830s, the federal government no longer needed the Cherokees as strategic allies and land speculators wanted this land for plantations and for the gold that was discovered in North Georgia. In 1838, the government forced the removal of the Cherokees in the East to Oklahoma. Over 16,000 Cherokee began the long march, with one quarter to half dying along the way of the “Trail of Tears\

maybe you should check the history of your own country

Urban Redneck's picture

Sort of a half assed, small-scale version of the Great Leap Forward, which was only 50 years ago.  Both and All governments engage in hypocracy, unless there is some glaring example I've missed. 

Fish Gone Bad's picture

I can just see Belushi now in Animal House screaming, "Food fight!"

 

TBT or not TBT's picture

But I thought the Obama administration had pre-empted and defused criticism like this with its Apology World Tour series.    Smart DiplomacyTM and all that....    Sounds like China has figured out what makes this administration tick; guilt at being american.   No wonder Obama refuses to just show his birth certificate:  He's embarassed to be American!

Urban Redneck's picture

I owe it all to little chocolate donuts

Kimo's picture

It is beneficial to the cause of human rights to have countries exposing each other's dirty laundry.  Let them squabble.

Bananamerican's picture

is it just possible that BOTH countries are full of fuckers?

i-dog's picture

Correction: Not "full of", but "led by".

Is it just possible that ALL countries are led by fuckers?

Bananamerican's picture

sorry, yeah that's what i meant

AnAnonymous's picture

The Great Leap Forward was an exotic ideology driven event. This time, US citizens could tell about alien causes.

Compare: in the US, Ben Bernanke is nicknamed Zimbabwe Ben as if Zimbabwe had something to do with the practice Ben is implementing.  Ben is a one hundred per cent US citizen who applied US recipes. Nothing alien in him.

The Cherokees treatment was also one hundred per cent US citizen ideology driven.

Etc...

The Great Leap Forward has to be depicted as a non chinese ideological pollution through the importation of non chinese ideological ideas.

BigJim's picture

The Great Leap Forward has to be depicted as a non chinese ideological pollution through the importation of non chinese ideological ideas.

Stupidity and tyranny are pan-global, chum.

Clancy's picture

pan-global

 

Spanning multiple globes?

AnAnonymous's picture

But their origins can be traced down.  The ideology behind the GLF was non chinese.

i-dog's picture

"The ideology behind the GLF was non chinese."

It's true that it was non-Chinese ... in that it was Marxist (google "Theory of Productive Forces").

The whole Chinese communist experiment was Marxist-Leninist with Mao Zhedong's personal variations. So what's your point?

King_of_simpletons's picture

This back and forth rhetoric does nothing and is like two scoundrels arguing whose dick is bigger.

kaiserhoff's picture

Ah, So!  And Chinee man getting chop chop pissed as balls shrivel up from Japanquo radiation.  On other hand, tiny dick glow in dark!  Much easy to find;)

spartan117's picture

How do you know they have tiny dicks?  Sucked on a few in your lifetime?

King_of_simpletons's picture

There is a new map out and it is called "World Penis Map"

http://www.targetmap.com/viewer.aspx?reportId=3073

.....After extensive research by top universities

spartan117's picture

"Top universities" that provide degrees through the internet?

Rick64's picture

I hope thats in centimeters otherwise I got shortchanged.

dogbreath's picture

there was an article in Discover back in July 1993?   The author showed that package size and sperm counts per ml had the do with breeding pressures.  An 800 pound gorrila has tiny balls and a sperm count of 60 million. Some south american monkeys have balls the size of grapefruits and sperm counts in the billions and have to deposit through the morass of many previous depositers.  Humans have an average sperm count of 200 million and its declining.  We dont have to fight for it.

SilverRhino's picture

Talk to asian women. All of them agree, asian men are needle dicks.

spartan117's picture

Is that what they tell you to make you feel better about your own "inadequacy"?

And why so interested in the size of an asian man's dick to even begin the discussion in the first place?  Go to China, you can get some there if you're really that interested in some chinese sausage.

Abitdodgie's picture

This is how the Governments always start it , Divide and conquer, only in this case they will take us to war now they have the ball rolling.Don't worry if you see what they are doing you can make lots of money .I mean its not like anyone will stand up to them , so make lots of money instead.

Bob's picture

Stimulative fiscal policy that Wall Street and the MIC can always agree on. 

http://www.truthout.org/link-between-war-and-big-finance/1302159600

Holodomor2012's picture

I'm not sure China is worse.  The US, and other satellites of Pax Judaica, are just better at hiding/justifying their BS.

Dresden & Tokyo firebombings, Katyn forest, Eisenhower death camps, Nagasaki & Hiroshima, the rape of Berlin, Torture and forced confessions at kangaroo court Nuremburg, etc.  And that's just within a few years.

If we really want to dig into things we can pin most of the crimes in China on Communism which was was designed, bought, and paid for by Pax Judaica.

Gregory Voitinsky, a Bolshevik, was the well-connected "Trotsky" behind Mao. 

 

Xibalba's picture

WHAT ABOUT THE NATIVE AMERICANS????? 

that's the trump card there.....

D1eeeeeNAHHHHH's picture

That's a good point.  This article obviously had little or no research done on it.  The writers could have told the truth, instead they only made the US look better! 

Maxter's picture

It looks to me like the report focused on recent and/or actual events.  So the question is: are the Cherokee still suffering?

 

SilverRhino's picture

6 million native americans vs 60 million chinese. No contest. No trump card

Savyindallas's picture

What about the 40 million Lenin and Stalin killed - however, all of that is in the past. how about the last decade? not even close. We've invaded several countries, killed hundreds of thousands , if not millions, enage in systematic torture which we try to justify - - we need to stfu and get rid of these zionist, neocon/Neolibs who are disgracing this country  -all the while being funded by their tribesmen on Wall Street and the mainstream media.  

molotov's picture

agreed. The history of AmeriKKKa is paved with the blood of 100's of millions of innocents. nothing but divide and conquer, rape  and pillage. World War II is no cover for the truth. We justify every atrocity we have ever commited. Democracy my ass! It has always been greed and power.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Exactly, we Americans of the present or near future went back in time to seed 15th century Europeans with diseases that would wipe out at least 90% of the native american population before the Pilgrims arrived in North America, to make it look like the conquistadores were unwittingly responsible for depopulating the Americas before our forefathers' and foremothers' and fore-othergendered ancestors' arrival.    Yeah!   That's the ticket!

TBT or not TBT's picture

Also, Muhammed was a CIA plant, as was Napoleon, and Jenjiss Khan...John Kerry ferried him up the river several dozen centuries ago, and not during the Vietnam war like he thought.

BigJim's picture

I'm confused. Have Mohammed, Napoleon, and Jenjiss Khan been issuing annual assessments of other nation's human rights recently?

TBT or not TBT's picture

There was no such thing as the UN back then, nevermind any poser international community talking shop within it concerned with "human rights," nor were there press releases per se, nor much of a news cycle, given the maximum speed of information travel was low, so, well, No.

Bob's picture

Let us not forget our divine forgiveness of the African natives who stole onto our ships in order to party in the New World for free.  The population of the Condederacy was 50% slaves at the start of the Civil War--whereupon we not only freed them after a couple hundred years of slavery, but then gave them 40 acres and a mule . . . which nobody seems to know what they did with. 

Let's not overlook slavery, my fellow patriots. 

TBT or not TBT's picture

Let's not wallow in it either.    The slavery that existed here in the current US states was far less severe than that practiced in other times, or than in other places in the world contemporaneously, such as, oh, the european sugar colonies in the carribean.   The slavery practiced there was just about mass murder.   As to how the africans got on slaver ships to begin with, that was mostly at the hands of other africans.   You see there was already an active practice of slavery on the continent before the triangular trade between africa, the americas, and europe fired up.   Africans received pay for enslaving other africans in that trade.   The europeans weren't big on going inland where malaria reigned.

AnAnonymous's picture

Sure.  There is nothing like a consumer, demand driven economy.

Funny how US citizens can not suspend their duplicity for ten minutes. They have to display it permanently.

Dejean Splicer's picture

Um, gee I don't know. It's funny, I must say, how such 'smart' zheople are so ignorant about their own sphere, whilst simultaneously being so ignorant about other spheres.

Experts, visionaries who know what they know. Know what?

Ignorance imparted to them from their favorite co-opted media outlet/disinfo outlet/phy-op outlet.

Unabated.

Envy, jealousy, inadequacy, racism? Hard to tell. Maybe the lack of a fully compromised shadow system makes you uneasy.

Fetal position in the warm cozy lap of your lizard overlord waiting for you monthly check. Your bennies from your Benny.

Pathetic.

notofdahsleeple's picture

Are you fuckin kiding me with your junk boat?!

1 fukin person is too many

6million vs 60 million your a fuckin moron does your golfball size consciousness even fathom the depth of 66 million dead people?

Banjo's picture

Hmmmm

  • Near total wipe out of native American Indians.
  • 6 million as a percentage of 6.2-6.4 million. A 98% kill rate?
  • 60 million as a percentage of 650 million. A 11% kill rate. (You also may want to look up drought and famine throughout history)
  • Creating a constitution about the inaeliable rights of man to freedom, liberty and the pursuit of prosperity and happiness, while... (wait for it...) owning slaves, thats right owning other people as your own property who have none of the above "rights".

 

Hamsterfist's picture

Some scholars claim over 100 million Native Americans died in the wake of European expansion. Of course the more 'conservative' number is only 6 million. The point being no one really knows and both numbers are probably just guesses reflecting ideology. Splitting the difference places Americans on par with China. Now add in the untold MILLIONS America has slaughtered through war, sanctions and economic policies and you get a clear picture of hypocrisy.

Now I would never defend China either. Point being they are BOTH terrible. They can both be correct when pointing the finger at each other. Oh, and this is not Chinas' first human rights report about the U.S. They do this all the time, with the same bluster, so calm down. It does not mean WWIII, yet.

TBT or not TBT's picture

When we do it, the euphemism "kicking ass" is preferred.

trav7777's picture

you people are STILL talking about 150 year old shit??

WTF