11 Apr '11, 5am

China savages 'poor' US rights record

BEIJING: US society is plagued by violent crime, poverty, race and gender discrimination and a host of other ills, Beijing said in a scathing rebuttal of a US report criticising China's human rights record. The report released late Sunday by China's government also lamented the bloodshed of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, reports of waterboarding and other harsh treatment of US enemy combatants, and said the American political system was in thrall to moneyed interests. "The United States has turned a blind eye to its own terrible human rights situation and seldom mentions it," said the report, which is issued each year to rebut an annual US State Department report on human rights around the world. The US report released Friday levelled harsh criticism at China over a severe crackdown on government critics in recent months, widely believed aimed at heading off any politica...

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