China Focus: China issues report on U.S. human rights
April 25,2018 By:Xinhua
April 25, 2018 -- Graphics shows China publishes a report on the United States' human rights situation on April 24, 2018. (Xinhua/Meng Lijing)
BEIJING, April 25, 2018 -- China Tuesday published a report on the United States' human rights situation.
The report, titled "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017," was released by the Information Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, in response to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 issued by the U.S. State Department on April 20.
A chronology of human rights violations by the United States in 2017 was also released by the office Tuesday.
China's report said the United States posed once again as "the guardian of human rights" and a self-styled "human rights judge" while its own human rights record remained tarnished and showed continued deterioration.
The report accused the United States of serious infringement on citizens' civil rights, systematic racial discrimination, severe flaws in American-style democracy, widening rich-poor divide, and discrimination and assault against some specific groups such as women, children and people with disabilities, as well as its continued violations of human rights in other countries.