In the face of constant attacks by US officials over alleged human rights abuses, China released a report on Friday that blasts the US for its many military interventions that have created humanitarian disasters.
The report, titled "Severe Humanitarian Disasters Caused by US Aggressive Wars against Foreign Countries," was released by the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS), which falls under China’s State Council Information Office.
"The majority of the aggressive wars were launched by the US unilaterally. They resulted in mass casualties and destruction of property and led to appalling humanitarian catastrophes. Such foreign interventions lay bare America’s selfishness and hypocrisy," the report reads.
The report said that from the end of World War II to 2001, the US was responsible for 81 percent of the world’s armed conflicts.
"According to incomplete statistics, from the end of World War II in 1945 to 2001, among the 248 armed conflicts that occurred in 153 regions of the world, 201 were initiated by the United States, accounting for 81 percent of the total number," the study reads.
The report examined statistics of seven armed conflicts the US was involved in, from the Korean War to recent intervention in Syria. CSHRS said that besides direct military involvement, the US has also "intervened directly or indirectly in other countries’ affairs by supporting proxy wars, inciting anti-government insurgencies, carrying out assassinations, providing weapons and ammunition, and training anti-government armed forces."
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In recent years, US officials have turned up the rhetoric against China, and the Biden administration has been especially hostile.
Beijing has maintained a more diplomatic tone, but since in-person talks between the two countries' top diplomats in Alaska turned hostile last month, China seems more willing to call out Washington’s hypocrisy.