China human rights report notes violations in U.S.
Updated 17:28, 14-Mar-2019
CGTN

China on Thursday published a report on the human rights situation in the U.S.

The report, titled "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2018," was released by the Information Office of the State Council in response to the 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices issued by the U.S. State Department on March 13, local time.

China's report said the U.S. government, a self-styled "human rights defender," has a human rights record which is flawed and lackluster, and the double standards of human rights it pursues are obvious.

With a foreword and eight chapters, the 12,000-character report exposes the human rights violations in the United States of different areas: the severe infringement on citizens' civil rights, the prevalence of money politics, the rising income inequality, worsening racial discrimination, and growing threats against children, women and immigrants, as well as the human rights violations caused by the unilateral America First policies. 

A 10,000-character Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2018 was also released by the office Thursday. 

Cook County Sheriff police officers find a handgun hidden among the trash cans in an alley in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, September 9, 2015. /VCG Photo

Cook County Sheriff police officers find a handgun hidden among the trash cans in an alley in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, September 9, 2015. /VCG Photo

The U.S. reported frequent occurrence of violent crime cases, rampant gun crimes and the abuse of power by public officers, it said.

The report said that gun violence continued to be rampant in the U.S. Data from the Gun Violence Archive showed the U.S. reported 57,103 incidents of gun violence in 2018, resulting in 14,717 deaths and 28,172 injuries, including casualties of 3,502 juveniles.

The report noted that the U.S. 2018 midterm elections cost a huge amount of money as elections in the country became games of money, with much involvement of "dark money" and corruption.

The U.S. had the highest rate of income inequality among Western countries and almost half of all American households lived in financial difficulty, said the report.

Workers hold signs outside 14th Street Park across the Google offices after walking out as part of a global protest over workplace issues in New York, November 1, 2018. /VCG Photo

Workers hold signs outside 14th Street Park across the Google offices after walking out as part of a global protest over workplace issues in New York, November 1, 2018. /VCG Photo

Noting that systematic racial discrimination had long existed in the U.S., the report said racial discrimination in the U.S. was worsening and drew criticism from the UN.

The high incidence of school shootings, widespread school violence and lack of effective government oversight of child abuse has threatened children in the U.S. physically and mentally, it said.

Moreover, women in the U.S. faced severe threats in terms of sexual harassment and sexual assault, with personal safety in lack of protection, said the report, adding that they also faced obvious discrimination in employment and in the workplace.

A child holds a placard to reject U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, in El Paso, Texas, February 23, 2019. /VCG Photo

A child holds a placard to reject U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, in El Paso, Texas, February 23, 2019. /VCG Photo

As for U.S. immigration policies, the report said the U.S. government used slander and violence against immigrants, noting that inhumane immigration policies have forcibly separated migrant children from their parents.

The report also criticized the unilateral policies by the U.S., which has shirked international responsibilities, carried out unilateral America First policies unscrupulously, withdrew from international organizations, bullied the weak, and caused human rights disasters in its overseas military operations, the report said.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency