China: US Has Major Human Rights Problem

China: US Has Major Human Rights ProblemChina: US Has Major Human Rights Problem

Racial discrimination and police abuses are rife in the United States, China’s Cabinet said Friday, in a report intended as a counterpoint to US criticisms of Beijing’s human rights record.

The report issued by the State Council Information Office cited the killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cases in which African-Americans were shot and killed by white police officers, AP reported.

Such cases “exposed the feature, gravity and complexity of human rights problems in the US,” the report said. America’s institutionalized racial discrimination continues to negatively impact law enforcement and the judicial system,” it said.

“Police killings of African-Americans during law enforcement have practically become ‘normal’ in the US,” the report said.

Other issues cited included domestic violence, wage discrimination, poverty, homelessness, income inequality and human rights abuses committed by US forces and government agents abroad.

The report mainly used as sources official US government figures and media reports as well as data from the United Nations. China began issuing such accounts several years ago in response to annual reports by the US government on human rights concerns in China and other countries demanded by Congress.

The report also criticized the US for conducting surveillance on world leaders and civilians and for allowing a few interest groups to influence the government’s decision-making.

It said the US “violated human rights in other countries in a more brazen manner, and was given more ‘red cards’ in the international human rights field.”