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:


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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ourscompany's picture

I wounder this kind a situation and counter clashes among these 2 super powers will couseanother world war soon i guess. I hope the general people should not suffer too much at the end of the day. 

- Sandy


web bot's picture

Ya.. image the day when the US can elect a black president...

China conveniently stepped over that one...

Kayman's picture

A black U.S. president ?  You are confusing a Goldman puppet with a U.S. president.

Dr. Porkchop's picture

Yes, they managed to elect the whitest black guy they could, who is a corporate whore. That's been quite an acheivement. They couldn't have found a more palatable black dude for the masses, unless they'd hired Alfonso Ribeiro to sit in the office as Carlton Banks. See if they hire a black guy that actually wants to champion black issues... how far would that get? <crickets>

trav7777's picture

black issues like what?  Murder, mayhem, rape, and robbery?

There's a REASON why civilized people all over the world find the prototype "African American Male" to be threatening- it's because they ARE.

Just this one tiny segment of our population, about 6%, commits over half of our violent crimes, all by themselves.  They rape the shit out of any race of white men?  Nope.  Interracial rape is a one-sided matter.  The same is true for interracial killing and other violence.  It is not racist to not identify with this, to want to be around it, or to be wary of it.

johnnymustardseed's picture

We Americans have always thought we are better than everyone else. The dollar as a reserve currency is nearing an end and we will be begging for help from countries like China, so we should shut the fuck up about human rights, it is apparent to everyone in the world that killing about a million people in Iraq gives us no high ground. We really can be a bunch of assholes

Weimar Ben Bernanke's picture

China critizing the US in human rights is like Stalin critizing Hitler on human rights.

silvertrain's picture

This shit is really starting to look more like the WWE than anything else..Wait a minute, ugh, they wouldnt stage anything for a show would they?

Eureka Springs's picture

It is laughable our department of state under either war-party even pretends to consider human rights... unless of course it's conducting humanitarian bombing.

silvertrain's picture

Yeah but they cant even figure out who's on whose team...Shirts and skins people...

D1eeeeeNAHHHHH's picture

People would only believe the Chinesse if they began to tell the full truth.

Here are the flaws I found:

Domestic violence, it's actually nearly equal occurances according to less biased analysis.  It's also faked by a lot of women.  Men are guilty until proven innocent.  Where I live, if a woman is at your home over night, calls the police claiming domestic violence at the man's home, he's hauled away, she can live there until evicted and essentially sell everything he owns.  If you try to file a police report, the police say it's a civil issue.  If you sue her, you don't have a good chance to win, your word against her (the supposed victim) and if you do win she doesn't have anything left.

Campus Shootings, I don't buy the frequent campus shootings at all, you don't hear about new ones weekly or monthly in your state!

Racial discrimination, against white american men?  I see it more than ever, especially in government.  Black americans?  I see a whole lot of second chances given to people just because they are black.  In the inner city many black americans speak out against their culture's attitudes and schemes.  It's all about how people act.  If you don't conform to a corporate or a boss' environment and do speak as the customers do, what makes you think you deserve to work for them?  White american men in wall street and the banks are the most crooked and cost us the most though.

International Rights and Prision Abuses, these issues need to be addressed by leaving these countries alone while we focus on rebuilding america and eliminate any and all political parties democrat, republican, green, tea party, etc.  As their absulte power corrupts abosultely.  They are bought and paid for by banks, drugs makers, wall street, insurance companies and worst of all foreign nations.

China on the other hand.  You're no better off than us other than slowly heading in the right direction by giving people more rights over time.

Dr. Porkchop's picture

American companies are at the head of the pack in assiting the Chinese to repress their own citizens. I'm sure what they are learning from that will and is being applied stateside. American companies sold out their manufacturing capacity in the name of profit.

America as it was originally conceived is something to aspire to, and I can say that as a non-American. What America is today is something else entirely. I have no respect for what it is now. America instigates illegal wars of aggression for phony reasons. It truly is the biggest purveyor of violence in the world today.

AnAnonymous's picture

American companies are at the head of the pack in assiting the Chinese to repress their own citizens.


Assisting?  They are leading the dance. Not so long ago,  the Chinese reveled in revealing that the majority of companies paying under the Chinese minimal wage were foreign corporations, including US corporations.

Calling out the US is too easy.

bbq on whitehouse lawn's picture

The US will not go into a hot war with China. Just as the US didn't get into a hot war with Brittan. China may go to war with some of Asia but the US will not. Much like the USSR in Vietnam.
China is speaking to a home audience. Beer muscles nothing more.

williambanzai7's picture

The kettles call each other black.

Whats that smell's picture

I do not like RED China at all- the dirty bastards killed my uncle at the Yangtze in 1951. I try not to buy their low quality crap. However the USA has become a virtual police state especially since 9-11. I dare any Americans to go into the street to protest. If it is anything like around here the police are such thugs they would love to bust some bones or more. So Hillery just needs to shut up, our house is not at all clean when it comes to human rights.

Dr. Porkchop's picture

How do you think their low quality crap found its way into your local store? Did Chinese agents entrap Sam Walton with compromising photos of him and a Thai ladyboy in the 1980s, and force him to start importing all kinds of crap to sell in his stores? How did the Chinese government manage to brainwash all of these American companies to ship their manufacturing overseas? They must be truly diabolical.

Whats that smell's picture

Maybe but opportunistic is a better word, Hillary should have told Bill when he and the Repubs came out with that most favored trade thing, that ain't too smart Bill we will be competing with people that think $5 a day is a great wage?

Junk me Apple boys I don't care

Rick64's picture

+100 And the whole time China wasn't any human rights haven yet recieved most favored status. Hmm.

delacroix's picture

china makes most of the good quality power tools now. even the japanese name brands. also most cell phones are made in china. as well as computers.  american small gas engines like briggs and stratton, are shit . even the chinese engines are better.I use porter cable tools, and they are now made in china, with no reduction in quality, but lower pricing, than competitors. hard to compete with that capacity. since we can't, the other route, is to destroy that capacity.

ATG's picture

As soon as they laid Sam to rest, his family store began buying Chinese takeout

AG BCN's picture

America needs more people like you.

Volaille de Bresse's picture

Ummmm....... Looks like the Yellow Man wants to cut Uncle Sam's balls off with a hand razor...

dengzhi's picture

China is right. Tell US to take their shit and shove it!

michigan independant's picture

You are not a outlier on this topic on the trail of tears. I care for my mother inlaw whom is one of the Haynes and the point is that the oral tradition covers how her people where destoyed. Maggy as she was called, I had the honor to meet as I married Her granddaughter and she gave raised hand to bless us. Her grandmother survived the walk since and by God's grace alone survived since they fled into the wilderness from there own Government made up of people just like anyone else. I pray there is never another day since I am older now and I will not walk away. I will fight for the old and the young. The people are blind to there own eye and malachi warns us also the people will perish from famine of the word. Me and my house will only serve one. I who still have breath care for the very young and very old in my House. The yoke I wear is light and 70 times 7 and I will forgive my brother's. I will defend the people I care for and wish to be layed to rest were I fall if or when I have to on our land. As in life words to not convey what we must do since we see what they have done. I am a citizen and man who will look blood in the eye and walk away. Never must the people lay down there arms and never must the people raise them in anger. Never must we forget who wishes to take these things from us since you must opens your eyes but that is impossible with the seal in the forehead for who you serve.   America must paddle it own canoe until your brother is in peril. never can words cover it all.....

I am Jobe's picture

Bend over USA, the Chinese are going to fuck you over with no vaseline. its over for the USA. Stupid idiots running the USA.

magpie's picture

If China is serious about stopping US hegemony, why did they not veto the Libya resolution in the UN ?

Oh, i forgot they also appreciate the rebel's oil, as they appreciate NATO protection of their mines in AFPAK.

Eureka Springs's picture

Are you kidding? Our MIC budgets, our immoral and criminal use of MIC assure our self demise.

Why would they stand in the way?

AnAnonymous's picture

If China is serious about stopping US hegemony, why did they not veto the Libya resolution in the UN ?


For matter of responsibility. The UN is just an extension of the US, giving the US a blank check to intervene in other countries to pursue selfish interests on  the behalf of the rest of the world. Big dilution of responsibility.

The Chinese have the approach that domestic issues have to be solved domestically.

You wont find them vetoing much UN intervention as they disagree with the UN principles.

The US, it is another story. Very selective use of veto by the US and big at that.

Josh Randall's picture

Here comes the road to US prosperity = Boycotting Chinese goods (i.e. Walmart), while raising Tariffs to pre-NAFTA highs, will help un-mothball US factories and put people to work. When China drops are dollar like a hot potato we would immediately move back to a Gold Standard..

Bring on the era of Protectionism and so called isolationism! For what would happen if we didn't, a World War ? Hell all we do is war, so that arugment is out the window.

Time is at hand boys and girls!

indio007's picture

Sprinkle in some police corruption....

Here's one days worth...

National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 04-07-11 April 8th, 2011

Here are the 18 reports of police misconduct as tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, April 7, 2011:

  • Gainsville FL settles suit for $30k to woman claiming false arrest by cop now convicted of coercing sex from women [0]
  • North Courtland AL cop fired & charged w/2 counts vehicular homicide for unmarked cruiser crash that killed couple [0]
  • Troy NY cop charged, fired & now subject of lawsuit claiming he groped a woman while working security at store [2]
  • 2 Baton Rouge LA cops subject of suit alleging they falsely charged fellow cop for buying prescription drug online [3]
  • New York NY police sued by bicyclist arrested by plain-clothes cop after cop almost hit her w/car door [3]
  • Galveston TX police sued by man claiming cop needlessly beat him 30 minutes after he was cited for noise complaint [0]
  • Carter County MO chief deputy charged w/burglary & receiving stolen property, says indicted sheriff told her to [0]
  • Memphis TN police officer charged w/sexual exploitation of minor for sending nude pics of self to 15yr-old girl [0]
  • 4 Chicago IL cops w/now-disbanded SOS unit indicted on civil rights charges for home invasions & illegal searches [3]
  • Philadelphia PA settles suit for $1.2mil to family of unarmed man w/o record fatally shot in head by police [3]
  • Albuquerque NM cop indicted on murder & evidence tampering charges involving the death of his wife 3yrs ago [0]
  • Henderson NV police lt demoted after taking plea deal to reduced trespassing charge after arrested for solicitation [0]
  • Orange Co CA deputy pleads guilty to 12 felony counts including drug trafficking & 2 DUI crashes within 33mins [0]
  • Kansas City MO police investigating incident where police dog attacked innocent 56yr-old woman outside her home [0]
  • Elyria OH police officer given 5day suspension for punching suspect who was handcuffed to hospital bed [0]
  • Hampton IA police chief resigns after suspended for unspecified reasons, officials refuse to give explanation [3]
  • Springdale AR police sued by 52yr-old woman claiming she was falsely arrested for DUI after she had brain surgery [1]
  • Stockton CA settles 2 lawsuits, $375k to man left quadriplegic from taser fall & $550k to couple falsely arrested [0]


 China could also have included all he extrajudicial killings by police for checkmate.

Twindrives's picture

Hu's buttboy Timmy Geithner has his Made in China kneepads on and is on his way to Bejing. 

onlooker's picture

“””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.”””



This shows the high education/intelligence level of the spinsters in China. It also shows a sophisticated twist in blame shift.


However, If China really thinks that firearm ownership by the American population is a breech of human rights------ THEN they should have no objection to paying the US Government and the US Citizens a goodly sum of money (T Bills accepted) for each Chinamens made guns involved in a crime. After all the Chinese Military arsenals did manufacture  almost all the SKS and AK rifles that are used in crime in the US and are very popular with the Mexican drug trade businessmen.


More AK 47s and 74s have been manufactured than any other firearm in history and the Chinese won the prize for making the most. They sold Chavez enough to arm all South America and then sold him a complete plant the make the things.


These full automatic (sub-machine guns) are exported by Chavez into Mexico to arm the Drug transportation companies and distributors. For those who are unaware, the rock and roll AK (auto) goes ratta tat tat, not bang, pause bang. Some of these may reach the US drug business men.


In that China has killed hundreds of thousands of humans with these weapons, they were well aware that they are unsafe and did knowingly sell them into the US for human usage.  


China states that gun ownership is a breech of human rights. China is primarily responsible as the supplier. CHINA OWES US MONEY----- A BUNCH OF MONEY.

Maxter's picture

Haven't you heard the news?

The drug cartels are mostly armed with U-S weapons.


let me quote at least this: "Mexican authorities have repeatedly complained that most of the weapons used by drug cartels there — including Barrett rifles — are coming from the U.S."



AnAnonymous's picture

US citizens have several loves: they love duplicity, they love lying, they love their racism creed.

You broke this poster's enjoyment as he was so into his anti chinese diatribe.

AnAnonymous's picture

US citizens have several loves: they love duplicity, they love lying, they love their racism creed.

You broke this poster's enjoyment as he was so into his anti chinese diatribe.

HomoHominiLupus's picture

Someone remind me please, what is Chinese equivalent for ZeroHedge? And is there a Chinese Tea party that I haven't heard of and can the Economist and NYT report whatever they want? Ah, and I must have missed all these Chinese editions of Frontline...

ROTFLMAO...I can't believe that this diatribe is dignified by this debate here...

spartan117's picture

How many sovereign nations have China invaded in the last 50 years? 

ATG's picture

Korea, Spratly Islands, Tibet, Vietnam to start

AnAnonymous's picture

Someone remind me please, what is Chinese equivalent for ZeroHedge? And is there a Chinese Tea party that I haven't heard of and can the Economist and NYT report whatever they want? Ah, and I must have missed all these Chinese editions of Frontline...


You mean the Chinese are rich enough and not enough advanced in waste economy they can not afford wasting resources on non mattering speech expression?

If that could be true. ..

Atch Logan's picture

As for me, for the record, China is totally right.  Daily, I find my self siding  with/agreeing with China more and more.  Senility? or is this fucking country's abhorrant domestic spying and police state tactics out-doing that of Fascist Germany?

I'm anxiously waiting for Obama's blow job on China's statement.

AnAnonymous's picture

As for me, for the record, China is totally right.  Daily, I find my self siding  with/agreeing with China more and more. 



What has agreeing to do with that? You dont agree with facts. You admit facts. China quoting facts is no different that anyone else quoting facts.

China quoted facts as anyone else could have. This does not make those facts truer or falser. Facts are facts.


topcallingtroll's picture

Maybe you would prefer to be a.chinese citizen then. The usa being this horrible country and all.

AnAnonymous's picture

One cause people rush to the US is that outside the US, it is more and more legit for a US citizen to kill a non  US citizen.

If you want to be protected from the US, from its foreign policy, the best place to be is the US.

Rodent Freikorps's picture


Don't the US and China do this slap fight every year?

Whats that smell's picture

It seems so, by the way whatever happened to the chinaman that used to comment here all the time? You remember the one that always tried to start trouble?

Rodent Freikorps's picture


Dunno, probably was executed for being ineffective.

Hexus's picture

Wow, China is really sticking it to the yanks.

"However, its democracy is largely based on money"

Well said.

Sure China have a poor "human rights" record, but they have no choice about the matter, the CIA is constantly trying to stir up revolution and they have a billion hungry people to feed. Food is more important to them then some abstract concept of freedom.

On the international side they are saints compared to the west. China is the future, we're going backwards technology wise while China are growing at nearly 10% a year. I just hope the US doesn't get sour and start nuking civilians AGAIN.