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    BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday responded to the United States criticism and irresponsible remarks of its human rights situation by publishing its own report on the U.S. human rights issues.

    The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013 was released by the Information Office of China's State Council, or the Cabinet, in response to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 issued by the U.S. State Department on Thursday.

    China said in the report that there were still serious human rights problems in the U.S in 2013, with the situation in many fields even deteriorating.

    Posing as "the world judge of human rights," the U.S. government "made arbitrary attacks and irresponsible remarks" on the human rights situation in almost 200 countries and regions again in its just-released reports, the report says.

    "However, the U.S. carefully concealed and avoided mentioning its own human rights problems," it adds.

    The report calls the U.S. tapping program, code-named PRISM, which exercises long-term and vast surveillance both at home and abroad, "a blatant violation of international law" and it "seriously infringes on human rights."

    The U.S. also faces rampant gun violence, according to the report. "In 2013, 137 people died in 30 mass killings, which caused four or more deaths each, in the U.S.."

    The report also cites figures to show that frequent drone strikes by the U.S. in countries including Pakistan and Yemen have caused heavy civilian casualties.

    The U.S. has carried out 376 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, causing deaths of up to 926 civilians, according to the report.

    "The U.S. still faces grave employment situation with its unemployment rate remained high," the report says.

    Rates of unemployment for the lowest-income families have topped 21 percent. The homeless population in the U.S. kept swelling and it had climbed 16 percent from 2011 to 2013, it added.

    "There are also a large amount of child laborers in the agricultural sector in the U.S. and their physical and mental health was seriously harmed," the report says.

    To date, the U.S. remains a country which has not ratified or participated in a series of core UN conventions on human rights, such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, according to the report.

    China issues report on U.S. human rights - Xinhua | English.news.cn
     
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    What about unequal treatment of Mexicans.

    What about arizona's law on checking papers for no reason.

    What about American police brutality.

    What about American treatment of Muslim citizens in their own country.

    What about Jail conditions.

    What about tear gassing and locking up of protestors.

    Now I am not saying the US is worse or China somehow shouldn't improve due to the US violation. They are not mutually exclusive. But, the fact of the matter is this, we are the second biggest and soon to be biggest economy in the world. Our people's lives have drastically improved, and we have influence in every corner of the world.

    We are not your subjects and we are not your slave, when you talk to us, I don't expect better treatment, but at least like equals, didn't your mommy tell you that? America?

    You want to talk human rights fine, but bring it up don't pretend like you can force it on us.

    When I watch American news it's always, did Obama bring up Human rights and what are the steps we took to ensure better human rights.

    How about just say what's Obama's suggestion on human rights and how it could benefit both nations with better protection. Cause let's face it, you are not gonna do shit, and you can't do shit.
     
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    What about the concentration camp in Guantanamo Bay?

    What about the use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    What about the thousands of rapes and murders committed by Yankee soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Okinawa, etc ?

    What about the despotic Yankee regime supporting terrorists all across the world that kill innocent civilian lives?
     
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    What does Israel have to do with Ukraine and Venezuela?
     
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    The report is too soft on the US human rights.
     
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    China issues report on U.S. human rights
    (Xinhua) 14:28, March 09, 2017

    China published a report on the United States' human rights situation on Thursday.

    The report, titled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016," was released by the Information Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, in response to "the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016" issued by the U.S. State Department on March 3 local time.

    China's report says that the United States poses once again as "the judge of human rights".

    "Wielding 'the baton of human rights,' it pointed fingers and cast blame on the human rights situation in many countries while paying no attention to its own terrible human rights problems," it says.

    "With the gunshots lingering in people's ears behind the Statue of Liberty, worsening racial discrimination and the election farce dominated by money politics, the self-proclaimed human rights defender has exposed its human rights 'myth' with its own deeds," it added.

    Concrete facts show that the United States saw continued deterioration in some key aspects of its existent human rights issues last year, according to the report.

    The United States had the second highest prisoner rate, with 693 prisoners per 100,000 of the national population, the report says.

    Roughly 2.2 million people were incarcerated in the United States in 2014. And there had been 70 million Americans incarcerated - that's almost one in three adults - with some form of criminal record, the report cites media reports as saying.

    Occurrence of gun-related crimes also sustained a high level, according to the report.

    There were a total of 58,125 gun violence incidents, including 385 mass shootings, in the United States in 2016, leaving 15,039 killed and 30,589 injured, says the report, citing figures from a toll report by the Gun Violence Archive.

    In 2016, the U.S. social polarization became more serious, with the proportion of adults who had full-time jobs hitting a new low since 1983, income gaps continuing to widen, the size of middle class reaching a turning point and beginning to shrink, and living conditions of the lower class deteriorating, the report says.

    According to consulting firm Gallup, the percentage of Americans who said they were in the middle or upper-middle class had fallen by 10 percentage points, from an average of 61 percent between 2000 and 2008 to 51 percent in 2016.

    "That drop meant 25 million people in the United States fared much worse in economic terms," it says.

    Besides, one in seven Americans, or at least 45 million people, lived in poverty, the report quotes the Daily Mail as saying.

    In 2016, racial relations in the United States continued to deteriorate, the report says.

    A Washington Post website report on police shootings in 2015 found that black Americans were 2.5 times as likely to be shot and killed by police as white Americans. Unarmed black men were five times as likely to be shot and killed by police as unarmed white men.

    Wage gap between blacks and whites was the worst in nearly four decades, according to the report.

    It notes that racial discrimination is strongly condemned by the United Nations (UN).

    In 2016, the UN's Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent reported to the UN Human Rights Council that racial problems were severe in the United States, saying the colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remained a serious challenge.

    "The situation of protection of rights of women, children and elders in the United States was worrisome in 2016," the report says.

    Women were paid much less compared to their male colleagues who do the same work, and they frequently fell victims to sexual harassment and assault. Poverty rate among children remained high and cases of elder abuse happened from time to time, according to the report.

    It quotes a USA Today website report as saying that roughly one in four women say they have been harassed on the job.

    An estimated 6.8 million people aged 10 to 17 in the United States are food insecure, according to the report.

    In addition, "the United States repeatedly trampled on human rights in other countries and willfully slaughtered innocent victims," the report says.

    From Aug. 8, 2014 to Dec. 19, 2016, the United States launched 7,258 air strikes in Iraq and 5,828 in Syria, causing 733 incidents with an estimated number of civilian deaths between 4,568 and 6,127.
     
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    These annual reports on American human rights are one of the few times that China actually does a half-useful job at soft power. It's not nearly aggressive enough, but this is the correct direction. Their soft power projects in Western entertainment are a colossal failure. Putting white people on a pedestal does not earn respect or admiration. It attracts scorn and ridicule.

    Soft power is about asserting one's self - their own interest, their own image, their own story, and in the case of Americans and Europeans, distorting and insulting every other culture - a form of psychological warfare.
     
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    It would take a long time for "soft powers" to get built up and in the case of China which is still in development albeit gaining our pace in the last 3-4 decades regardless of the continual tarnishing/damaging our endeavours whenever and where-ever posssible by the hegemonial west, spearheaded by the ringleader - the usa; and supported by their full and semi-accomplices like japan, india, s korea, viet communists, singapore .. and the likes. Looking over the horizon and ask yourselves which nation(s) are having the backbones to standup against the bullies?

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    Well said. I agree that China is not being aggressive to most of us liking, but, I think it is having the long term outlook. Eating away from the empire's foundation bit by bit. Because, I think, China knows that a relatively declining power will incite aggressive response from near competitors to re-achieve vitality. China should not give the same vitality shot to the US that the USSR foolishly gave.

    Go smooth and beat in the long game.

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    Full text: Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2016

    (Xinhua) 15:27, March 09, 2017


    The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a document titled "Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2016" on Thursday.

    Following is the full text of the document:

    Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2016

    JANUARY

    Jan. 4

    The Washington Post website reported that Eric John Senegal, a 27-year-old black man, was shot by police in a house in Ragley, Louisiana.

    Jan. 5

    The Washington Post website reported that Albert Thompson, a 28-year-old Hispanic man armed with a hand torch, was shot by police in an apartment building in Ceres, California.

    Jan. 12

    The Washington Post website reported that Herman Bean, a 49-year-old native American man, was shot by police in an apartment in Spenard, Alaska.Jan. 14

    The Washington Post website reported that Miguel Hernandez, a 39-year-old Hispanic man, was shot by police on a street in Santa Clarita, California.

    Jan. 16

    The Washington Post website reported that Kelsey Rose Hauser, an unarmed 25-year-old woman, was shot by police in El Cajon, California.

    Jan. 17

    The Washington Post website reported that the Education Department in fiscal 2015 received 65 civil rights complaints related to K-12 school districts' handling of sexual violence -- triple the number the agency had received the year before.

    Jan. 27

    The Washington Post website reported that Janet Wilson, a 31-year-old black woman driving a vehicle, was shot by police near a shopping center in Dearborn, Michigan.

    Jan. 29

    UN News Center reported on its website that a delegation of the UN Working Group of experts on people of African descent appointed by the UN Human Rights Council visited Washington D.C., Baltimore, the town of Jackson, Mississippi, Chicago, and New York City from 9 to 29 January.

    The experts expressed serious concerns about the police killings, the presence of police in schools, and violence targeting the African American community with impunity, and racial bias in the criminal justice system, mass incarceration and the criminalization of poverty which disproportionately affects African Americans.

    The experts' report said that there has been no real commitment to recognition and reparations for people of African descent in the country. Systemic racism continues to negatively impact the civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights of African Americans. The experts expressed serious concerns about the police violence targeting the African American community and racial bias in the criminal justice system. The working group is concerned about the problem of killings and excessive use of force committed by law enforcement officials while on duty, and it is deeply concerned about the low number of cases in which police officers have been held accountable. The experts found that contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the "racial terror and lynching" of the past. Impunity for state violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency. The report said that killings of unarmed African Americans by the police is only the tip of the iceberg in what is a pervasive racial bias in the justice system. The incarceration rate for African American males is 5.9 times higher than the rate for white males. African Americans, constituting 14 percent of the U.S. population, accounted for 36 percent of sentenced federal and state prisoners. From an early age African Americans are treated as a dangerous criminal group and face a presumption of guilt. Racial bias and disparities in the criminal justice system and the tough-on-crime polices disproportionately impact African Americans. Race was a significant factor in death penalty cases in the United States. The report also noted the disparities in access to education, health, housing and employment. More than 10 million (26 percent) of African Americans remain mired in poverty, and 12 percent live in "deep poverty." In 2015, of the more than half a million homeless people in the United States, African Americans constituted 40.4 percent.

    "The persistent gap in almost all the human development indicators, such as life expectancy, income and wealth, level of education, housing, employment and labor, and even food security, among African Americans and the rest of the U.S. population, reflects the level of structural discrimination that creates de facto barriers for people of African descent to fully exercise their human rights," Ms. Mendes France, head of the group, stressed.

    Jan. 30

    The Washington Post website reported that Philip B. Salazar, a 38-year-old Hispanic man armed with a scissors, was shot by police in a house in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    Jan. 31

    The Washington Post website reported that Bruce Kelley, a 37-year-old black man, was shocked with a stun gun and shot by police in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. Family said that he suffered from mental illness.

    ...

    The list goes on for ten pages. Visit the website for the entire list by clicking on the title.
     
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    That is true, but in the entertainment front, there is no reason for their white worship. Just recently, a no name, no talent, nothing, white guy ESL teacher, got cast into a lead role in Asura - the biggest budget Chinese film to date. The second highest budget film also cast a white guy.

    For comparison, Godfrey Gao, a hot established actor, model, celebrity got cast as side role as Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments where he is turned into a homosexual who wears make up but wears no pants.

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    Whites treat Asian gold like ****. Asians treat white **** like gold.

    This is the crux of the problem for all Asians. Until this root problem is addressed, there can be no soft power gains for China or other Asians. China looks like an unpaid PR firm for white people right now. It's absurd.

    Sorry, but this is a lazy excuse. The Great Wall and the upcoming Asura are massive budget films that rival Hollywood yet they both cast White guys. This has nothing to do with development and budget, but stupidity and white worship. Perhaps, Chinese elite have other ideas up their sleeves to explain this behavior, but until such evidence shows up, I can only assume they are racially clueless about how whites truly feel about them and treat them.

    http://www.zakkeith.com/articles,bl...e-persecution-in-the-USA-history-timeline.htm

    The wall is great but traitors have always been a problem for China. Barbarians cannot win without traitors from within.
     
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    China says human rights situation in US worsening
    Source: Xinhua Published: 2017/3/9

    China published a report on the human rights situation in the US on Thursday, saying that the US has once again posed itself as "the judge of human rights."

    The report, titled "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016," was released by the Information Office of the State Council, in response to "the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016" issued by the US State Department on March 3.

    "With the gunshots lingering in people's ears behind the Statue of Liberty, worsening racial discrimination and the election farce dominated by money politics, the self-proclaimed human rights defender has exposed its human rights 'myth' with its own deeds," reads the report.

    Concrete facts show that the US saw continued deterioration in some key aspects of its human rights issues last year, according to the report.
     
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    :D

    You know the US never accepts it has human rights. What they have is civil rights. Human rights are deserved for those governments that they wish to topple.

    Anyways, after Trump kills Obama care, there will be even more empirical evidence for next year's US Human Rights Report.