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

Tyler Durden's picture

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:


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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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ATG's picture

It was reported the USA, one fifth the population of China, has more people in prison than China

It was reported 97% of all court cases are not tried by Jury per the Constitution, but plea bargained with equal conviction rates

It was reported by the Attorney General that even if Kahlid Sheik Mohamad were found innocent in NYC, he would not be released

The current President ran with a promise to end the endless wars and close Gitmo

Now he claims to have cut more from the budget than any other President in History

It was reported the USA uses foreign rendition sites to torture civilians

It was reported Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld were acused of war crimes by the International Red Cross

It was reported the Patriot Act exempts Telcom companies and US Government from violating Constitutional Rights

It was reported Martin Armstrong was held many years without a trial, then beaten up in prison and held in solitary confinement until he plea bargained, then sentenced to time on top of what he had already served without trial, and this was upheld by Sonia Sotomayor

It was reported vaccine companies were held harmless from toxic lethal side effects

It was reported while China terrorized Tibet and backs up Iran with Russia in the Shanghai Pact, the USA bombed, colonized, invaded, militarized or occupied Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Panama and other countries with Special Ops and Military equipment including Depleted Uranium, causing millions of birth defects, deaths or mutations on both sides

It was reported 0Care would not save money, but cost trillions more in bureaucracy

It was reported that Congress just saved America by cutting the budget 1%

It was reported banks stole taxpayer monies by the trillions

So people in increasing numbers tuned in to see Pia Toscano get booted off American Idol

trav7777's picture

maybe China will be generous and take 50% of our black population.

Our crime rate would decline literally by 25% and theirs would go vertical.

thefatasswilly's picture

Thankfully, we Chinese are racist enough to see through the bullshit propaganda put out by the American media about "equality."

You are the ones who imported them for slave labor, so you'll have to live with the consequences, round eye :)

thefatasswilly's picture

Thank you for proving, once again, that what you think means jack shit.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

Good to know some things don't change.

Pushed any slave workers off the roof at Foxconn lately?

Phaethon's picture

Well, American Blacks aren't emigrating to China but Africans definitely are!  Their numbers in Guangzhou are growing by over 30% annually and have been for years.  Ditto elsewhere.  They will come to work in the factories that the aging Chinese population will vacate in the coming years and decades.  China will either have to immediately return to poverty or accept this as the way to maintain their recent economic gains.  A business model predicated upon cheap labor has certain implications in a country with such a low birth rate.


Enjoy the growing diversity in China!  It'll increasingly be your greatest strength just like it's ours here in the US...

thefatasswilly's picture

Luckily for we Chinese, we are eternally, culturally, and historically racist.

Do you realize how many white Americans see Africans as equals? This sort of idiocy will never occur in the middle kingdom.

Phaethon's picture

I'm not saying anyone necessarily knows where it can go.  But fossils fuels can move a lot of people really fast.  If the government of China decides to do this to the people, it doesn't matter what they think.  Same as here in the US.  When did we get to vote if we wanted to open our borders to the Third World or not?  It was decided for us and we're supposed to shut the hell up about it.  There are lots of American Whites who fool themselves into thinking they're convinced Blacks and Whites are equal, but looking at actions instead of words, where they live and whom they date instead of what they say, you'll see very few really think this.  I guess humanity is a tribal species after all.  But at the end of the day, the diversity was still forced on people, whether they wanted it or not.  I'm not saying this will continue to happen in China, or happen to the extent it has here, but it's started...


I wouldn't rest too comfortably on the idea that the Chinese are immune to the same fate of longterm inter-ethnic battles for short term economic gain like the US foisted on itself.  And besides, I mean, from what I've seen, Asian girls are pretty keen on non-Asian guys.

thefatasswilly's picture

You have a gross misunderstanding of Chinese culture.

I'll tackle just a small part of your statements.

From what I have seen, the only Asian girls who are into non-Asian guys are . . . the ugly ones. They themselves are ugly, so they seek to mate with outsiders, in an effort to create beautiful mixed babies.

This works in their favor, because white guys are, for some strange reason, into very, very ugly Asian women. Just look at Sandra Oh. Hideous.

They highest quality Asian women still go for the highest quality men, which are all Asian.

Phaethon's picture

Let's just go off the assumption that your claim is correct that Chinese culture makes only the ugly girls consider non-Asian men attractive.  I believe this premise is largely true, and I'm the last person who will need to be convinced that people are tribal and prefer their own kind.  In the U.S., it's almost exclusively really fat White women with no other options who go for the Black guys (and the men from our _new_ Mexican underclass too).  Okay so you say it's the Asian girls who can't get Asian guys who go for outsiders too. So what?  Does that mean it doesn't happen or that the children are somehow willed away?  Will the fact that that the women are ugly mean it'll happen less as the number of Africans in China increases?  What I'm getting at is you didn't address the point, but instead stated something irrelevant and totally obvious.


Two more thoughts: a) it's mostly the White men without other options who go for the Asian girls and b) your claim that the highest quality men are Asian is pathetic and laughable.  Here I am trying to point out facts to you and you wag your (little) dick around about how great you are...  But we all have fantasies and pretenses to indulge I guess.

thefatasswilly's picture

I had already addressed your point about Africans in China in my previous post, in which I stated that Chinese are, by culture, incredibly racist, and thus the African population will not be a problem.

I did not feel the need to repeat myself because I gave your intellect the benefit of the doubt, which I now see was a mistake. You have proven your own inferiority via your inability to read comprehensively, and have thus proven my point about Asian superiority.

Lastly, I find it highly amusing that white men are so obsessed with Asian dicks. I have never seen so much interest in a subject.

dogbreath's picture

go to china and visit the entertainment districts where there are alot of foriegners of all kinds.  it is a surprise and then no surprise who the drug dealers are, they're just not american.

frenchie's picture

do as i say, not as i do


duncecap rack's picture

Exactly. What would the U.S. say about another country doing the things they do. If another country had an offshore torture centre that they kidnapped people all over the world to populate there would be some howling going on. Such a country might even get a secutity council sanctioned whooping.

israhole's picture

I don't think it's fair China accuses us of pursuing hegemony under the pretext of human rights.  

Don't they know the US is run by, and for sole benefit of Israel?

Dolar in a vortex's picture

I'm looking forward to your first post of value. Yes, I junked you.

nuscorb's picture

How about both the US and Israel are run into the ground for the sole benefit of a small bunch of people, just like every other country?

Sadly this doesn't even do these people any good, as all the riches in the world can't fill the void they feel inside.

tmosley's picture

He who has the gold, makes the rules.

Do you have any gold, America?

cossack55's picture


Do you agree, T, that this is absolute proof that the Chinese Goobermint reads and understands ZH comments section on every ZH post?

Mark McGoldrick's picture

Speaking of violence and lawlessness in America....

Two weeks ago, you (tmosley - ZH's most passionate anarcho-capitalist/libertarian) posted a series of comments that suggested America should use Somalia as a model for its society, where an indefinite number of fully armed gangs rule the country.

I just wanted you to know that I've had two weeks to think about it, and I still think it's the most ridiculous idea ever posted on this website.

While these accusations by China are true, there are places in the world far, far worse than America - like Somalia. 

When you think of ideologies proffered by goofy doomer libertarians and anarcho-capitalists, think Somalia.

tmosley's picture

You just keep on a-lyin' there, sport.

I proposed changes to that system which would both reduce violence and allow it to fit with our modern lifestyle.

Your irrational hatred of those who only want freedom has bent your worldview to such an extent that you can neither think logically, nor understand written arguments as presented.  

So yeah, go fuck yourself, you lying shit.

Edit: everyone should read my comments in that thread.  Pure gold.

Mark McGoldrick's picture

You want to reduce violence by modeling the United States after Somalia?

And, AND you think Somalia represents a "modern" society that can handle the dynamics of intertwined, muti-trillion dollar economies?


anarcho-capitalists/libertarians are funny.

LowProfile's picture

Fact is Somalia is better off now than it was before.

Is it ideal?  Hell no.

But NO GOVERNEMENT is better than BAD GOVERNEMENT, and bad government is what Somalia had prior.

BTW, you'll communicate much better with that statist dick out of your mouth...

Ruffcut's picture

Good government? Funny shit dar good buddy.

It is all about and always has been, the money flow and resources.

The US has the best government that money can buy. Bankers even taught it how to leverage it into the abyss.

Malachi Constant's picture

This comment is equal to 1 Unjunk.

tmosley's picture

You sound just like a Royalist from the 1700's when looking at Democracy in America.  

"You want to reduce violence by modeling your country after the political system used by Pirates (the first set of people to use democracy in modern times)?"  They laughed and laughed, until their people saw the economic prosperity that followed, and compared that to their own slavery, and promptly started cutting off said laughing royalist's heads.

You need to learn how to read, you stupid shit.  I said it needs to be MODIFIED, and I laid out exactly how to modify it to fit modern economies.  

If you have been thinking about this for two weeks, you certainly haven't been thinking very hard.

If Anarchcapitalists and libertarians are funny, your kind, whatever you want to call yourselves, are deadly.  

NidStyles's picture

More like multi-trillion dollar inflated ego's. The GDP in proportion to debt and the M3 values have barely moved in over 200 years.

rack's picture

The only thing your proposal will guarantee is an unjust society ruled by warlords Afghanistan is a good example .

tmosley's picture

I don't think you read my proposal.

How can warlords rule when everyone is armed?  You really think the only thing standing between us and Mad Max is the GOVERNMENT?

How can warlords rule when repeated use of aggressive force destroys your standing within civil society?  "Warlords" become outlaws very quickly under my proposal, and outlaws are protected only by their own power, which is rarely enough against someone determined to take revenge.  Hell, such people probably wouldn't even be allowed to leave their own property, as owners of roads wouldn't want outlaws using their property.

trav7777's picture

sorry, did I say you were an idiot?

You are a FUCKING idiot.

That is probably the DUMBEST thing I have ever heard.

The thing standing between us and madmax is the INHERENT social civilization in certain portions of our population.

You are just so goddamned dumb that I doubt you can even grasp such a concept. 

trav7777's picture

mosely-claven, your posts on that thread were pure shit.

Like almost everything you write; you are TRULY a world-class idiot.

If we want a reduction in violence, we need to address the non-asian, and nonwhite populations' abundance in our society. 

Burnbright's picture

Straw men are very easy to push over, aren't they?

LowProfile's picture

Dupe, ZH comment system sucks ass!

Ruffcut's picture

You push the save button once. Not twice. Seems simple enuff, no?

D1eeeeeNAHHHHH's picture

Mark, America of 20, 30 and 100 years ago was so much better than it is now.  Real change starts with real people who would refuse to be corrupted.  Kennedy is a great example of this.  I'll say Paul Wellstone as well, even though I didn't agree with most of his views.  Both died fighting for what they believed in.  Kennedy for trying to fight corruption of the financial crime syndicates and Wellstone for fighting the Patriot Act.  For those who don't know, Wellstone died shortly after he was the only one to vote against the Patriot Act.  He mysteriously died in a plane crash.

Creed's picture

Wellstone for fighting the Patriot Act.  For those who don't know, Wellstone died shortly after he was the only one to vote against the Patriot Act.  He mysteriously died in a plane crash.



holy shit

the only guy to vote against that abortion of American ideals? oh man, he's a hero

tmosley's picture

Eh?  Pretty sure Ron Paul voted against it as well.

ryan's picture

I believe he is referring to the senate, which did have one "nay" vote. However, it appears Wellstone voted "Yea", so I am somewhat confused by the statement.

HR 3162



themiestro's picture

Persuing it?  Hell, I thought we were already there.

Twindrives's picture

The U.S. government does have the distinction of murdering tens of thousands of native American men, women, and children in the 1800's.   And let's see.....incarcerating Japanese citizens in concentration camps during WW2........and burning a couple of hundred Texas men, women, and children to death at Waco Texas using U.S. military equipment to do so........and let's see, shooting Randy Weaver's wife, kids, and dog at Ruby Ridge........I think the Chinese might be on to something here.......      

cossack55's picture

You forgot the torture (including waterboarding) and butchering of 100s of thousands of Hawaiians for the Dole family.  Followed by the torture and butchering of 100s of thousands of Phillipinos and the stab in the back of the Koreans for Japan and......and that is just spreading Anglo-Saxon (Teuton) democracy to the "little asian barbarians" by that good ole' Rough Rider and fraud, TR. 



zaknick's picture

What would you call the fact that the blue blood CIA/banksters creaTed the black market known as the War on Drugs (one huge psyop), have always been the biggest drug traffickers in southeast asi (later moved to Afghanistan) and South America? While 95% of "drug offenders" (in Orwell speak) in prison (coneviently providing slave wages labor pool) are minorities (restricting these ethnic groups reproductive human rights in true American eugenicist tradition) when the majority of the country is white and drug use and traffic is about the same throughout all ethnic groups.

What about the banksters dismantling and offshoring the American economy, condemning all of you to poverty, political unrest and a new Nazi era (brought to you by the same banksters who brought you Hitler and the Faux News psyop)?

cossack55's picture

Well, I would call it ...

Amerika   Land of the Fee and Home of the Slave 


NidStyles's picture

I would say you are Progressivist plant, and only trying to sound like like you care to take a jab at the Republican's on this one.

Luke 21's picture

Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. -The Words of God in the flesh

I do not think it takes alot of searching to realize who has the speck in their eye and who has the log. For all you clones who think China is so cool I have news for you China has a freaking tree in their eye.

cossack55's picture

I'm totatally ambivalent about China. I also know I'm tired of having the US Gov up my ass.