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Criticizing the US government report on human rights, China today said that ‘the United States has turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation and remained silent about it,” Xinhua news agency reported.

The "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011" was released by the Information Office of the State Council, or China's cabinet, in response to the "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011" issued by the U.S. State Department on May 24.

The U.S. report is "full of overly critical remarks on human rights conditions in nearly 200 countries and regions, as well as distortions and accusations concerning human rights causes in China. However, the United States has turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation and remained silent about it," China's report said.

The "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011" is intended to reveal the "true human rights situation" of the U.S. to the world and "urge the U.S. to confront its own actions," the document said.

The report states that violations of civil and political rights have been "severe" in the U.S., adding that the country is "lying to itself" when referring to itself as the "land of the free."

The report cited the treatment of protestors participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement, stating that their arrests can provide a "glimpse of the truth regarding the United States' so-called freedom and democracy."
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  • Mahinda Leelaratne Friday, 25 May 2012 01:01 PM

    Dear China,
    We are proud of you seeing the way you are becoming the world superpower.
    The US and all western forces are trying to cover up their failure to maintain their powers, which were gained thru alliances with brutal terrorists like LTTE.
    May you be blessed by the triple gem for ever!

    Senna Friday, 25 May 2012 01:19 PM

    Well Said. VIVA China.

    channa Friday, 25 May 2012 02:15 PM

    China... We Love you for standing up to this Tyrant, the biggest violator of the Human Rights.....

    Sam Indra Friday, 25 May 2012 02:38 PM

    US never said, how terrible they treat to innocent people in the jails. US always world #1 & best, other countries bad. Lot of garbage in their own land to clean, before try to clean others.

    niyaz Friday, 25 May 2012 02:45 PM

    Its time someone took the bull by its horns. Who else has the guts to say this but China. The rest are all boot lickers.

    Yohan Perera Friday, 25 May 2012 02:54 PM

    Well said...

    Imran Hussein Friday, 25 May 2012 04:04 PM

    China is hitting back because Hilary Clinton said that human rights conditions have deteriorated in China.
    Some above comments doesnt make any sense because US is not harassing its own people, but China and its pro regimes are. US is safe guarding amd protecting its people anywhere in the world. US troops commited lot of crimes around the world but they justify their actions with the support of europe. China has the worst human rights records.

    rajajaja Friday, 25 May 2012 05:51 PM

    Srilanka's adviseris China ! has to defend

    pee da mossa Friday, 25 May 2012 05:59 PM

    Its high time that somebody told the world ' chandia' to shut up !Thank you China.

    Shantha Friday, 25 May 2012 06:07 PM

    If you know a little about the Chinese Human Rights Record, You won't write this Comment.

    pri Friday, 25 May 2012 06:22 PM

    DON'T WORRY DEAR U MAY BE SUPER POWER ONLY ECONOMY WHAT A ABOUT HUMAN RIGHT'S IN CHINA ,AT LEAST 2 ND BABY FOR FAMILY MMMMMMMMMMMMMM??????????????

    richardson Saturday, 26 May 2012 07:14 AM

    All Chinese leaders should be given soap enemas to clear their brains if they have any..

    Hussain Friday, 25 May 2012 10:59 PM

    #Imran Hussein
    .........because US is not harassing its own people..........

    This must be the understatement of the century. Have you any idea that the US leads the world in the number of its citizens in Prisons. The United States has less than 5 percent of the world's population. But it has almost a quarter of the world's prisoners.Americans are locked up for" crimes "— — that would rarely produce prison sentences in most other countries. And in particular they are kept incarcerated far longer than prisoners in other nations. Criminologists and legal scholars in other industrialized nations say they are mystified and appalled by the number and length of American prison sentences. On the other hand China, which is four times more populous than the United States, is a distant second,. Need I say more?

    sajitha Saturday, 26 May 2012 07:39 AM

    If US report had comment on it's own human right vilations then you can say China is the worst country to live in. Now, it's better than living in US where the ecomy has gone to the dogs with it's foreign policy.

    GSK Saturday, 26 May 2012 01:17 AM

    China is one of the worse country to live, a undemocratic county!! hope SL will fall in to that category, just to annoy US !!!

    prasanna Friday, 25 May 2012 11:25 AM

    Well said. You people should raise your voice for international problems. Otherwise you will be caught one day.

    tarzan Friday, 25 May 2012 11:37 AM

    and guanthanamo and arreal drone attack, and and and and

    nandimitra Sunday, 27 May 2012 07:17 AM

    spanish is not a second language in USA. No minority rights.
    No woman ever became president.
    education, health care, are industries.

    Esala Friday, 25 May 2012 11:36 AM

    Yes more than 100% correct China. Within 10 years China will be world leadrs.No place for US.


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