Introduction

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 local time. 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 a continued deterioration tendency.

Full text: Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017

China published a report on the United States’ human rights situation on Tuesday. The report, titled “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017,” was released by the Information Office of the State Council.[more..]

Full text: Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2017

China's State Council Information Office published a document titled "Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2017" on Tuesday.[more..]

Report exposes flaws in American-style democracy

The money politics has made American economic policies over the last 40 years "strongly reflect the preferences of the most affluent, but bear virtually no relationship to the preferences of poor or middle-income Americans," said the report.[more..]

Racial discrimination aggravates social split in America: report

Racial discrimination exists in law enforcement and judicial organs, the report noted. Black male offenders received sentences on average of 19.1 percent longer than those of "similarly situated" white male offenders, it said, citing a report of the US Sentencing Commission released in November 2017.[more..]

Report lists continued U.S. human rights violations in other countries

The US-led military operations in other countries have caused heavy civilian casualties. [more..]

U.S. women, children suffer from discrimination, safety problems: report

Statistics released by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said that 68,068 cases of physical assault against children aged less than 10 years old were reported in the United States in 2016, along with 97,588 such cases against children aged between 11 and 15 and 159,963 such cases against youths aged between 16 and 20. Among all the cases, 83,611 are sexual offense cases.[more..]

Philippines slams U.S. human rights report, defending anti-drug war

"The Philippines is a sovereign state with a fully functioning democracy led by a legitimately elected government that is getting things done for the Filipino people," said Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in a statement.[more..]

China refutes U.S. criticism on human rights

This annual report that the US keeps issuing to make irresponsible accusations against others has been an object of aversion for most members of the international community. The China-related contents of this year's report are just like their previous ones, void of facts but full of bias. [more..]

U.S. human rights situation worsened: expert

Commenting on the Country Report on Human Rights Practices released by the U.S. Department of State last week, Peter J Li, associate professor of East Asia politics and international relations at the University of Houston-Downtown, said by focusing on human rights practices of other countries, the report has succeeded in covering up worsening human rights violations in the United States.[more..]

U.S. should improve its own human rights situation, says scholar

Jon R. Taylor, a political science professor at University of St. Thomas in Houston, said that when dealing with human rights of its own, the United States tends to focusing primarily on civil and political rights while ignoring the more intractable issues in the country.[more..]