March 09, 2006

China Accuses US Of Hypocrisy On Human Rights

From Aljazeera:
China has rejected US criticism of its record on human rights in an official rejoinder which says racial discrimination and crime are still rife in America.

The State Council, China's cabinet, denounced America on Thursday for what it called rampant violence and widespread discrimination against minorities, especially blacks, in its annual response to the US state department's report on human rights worldwide.

"As in previous years, the state department pointed the finger at human rights situations in more than 190 countries and regions, including China, but kept silent on the serious violations of human rights in the United States," the Chinese report said.

Beijing's response came a day after the US said the Chinese government's human rights record "remained poor, and the government continued to commit numerous and serious abuses".

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