China Tells U.S. to Quit As Human Rights Judge

Human Rights in ChinaChris Buckley reports for Reuters:

The United States is beset by violence, racism and torture and has no authority to condemn other governments’ human rights problems, China said on Sunday, countering U.S. criticism of Beijing’s crackdown.

The row between Beijing and Washington over human rights has intensified since China’s ruling Communist Party extended its clampdown on dissidents and rights activists, a move which has sparked an outcry from Washington and other Western governments.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is the most prominent of the activists to be detained by police or held in secretive custody in the latest crackdown.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was “deeply concerned” about it, and cited “negative trends” including Ai’s detention.

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    You’d think a country that values subtlety so much would appreciate the difference between the place that exercises ‘soft power’ to silence and intimidate its citizens…

    …over the place that squashes them with tanks.

    • De Carabas

      I’m confused, which country is which exactly? Sadly I am not joking. I can think of a dozen examples of assaults on citizens in the US by the government. At least two did in fact involve tanks. We love to pretend that we are very different than the PRC but really you add a poll tax to our system and make governors appointed rather than elected and the only real differences left would be cultural.

    • chubby

      ludlow massacre….

      • lemd

        waco….fuck em up as long they’re “crazy”, USA USA USA USA USA

    • DeepCough

      Doesn’t help that we have a higher prison population than Commie China.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    You’d think a country that values subtlety so much would appreciate the difference between the place that exercises ‘soft power’ to silence and intimidate its citizens…

    …over the place that squashes them with tanks.

  • De Carabas

    I’m confused, which country is which exactly? Sadly I am not joking. I can think of a dozen examples of assaults on citizens in the US by the government. At least two did in fact involve tanks. We love to pretend that we are very different than the PRC but really you add a poll tax to our system and make governors appointed rather than elected and the only real differences left would be cultural.

  • chubby

    ludlow massacre….

  • DeepCough

    Doesn’t help that we have a higher prison population than Commie China.

  • lemd

    waco….fuck em up as long they’re “crazy”, USA USA USA USA USA

  • Amonynous

    Is asking where that Manning guy is appropriate here?

  • Amonynous

    Is asking where that Manning guy is appropriate here?

  • Bud Bundy

    Really China?

  • Bud Bundy

    Really China?

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    Hmm. Are China hypocrites or do they have a point? This one’s a toughie. However, we all know that two wrongs don’t make a right…

    • Andrew

      No, I think most people believe two wrong do make a right.

      • Validemail

        No, its two Wongs make a right, hence the differences in human rights policies.

        • justagirl

          human rights poricies.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com SoulArbiter

    Hmm. Are China hypocrites or do they have a point? This one’s a toughie. However, we all know that two wrongs don’t make a right…

  • Andrew

    Pot, meet kettle.

  • Andrew

    Pot, meet kettle.

  • Mamagriff50

    The U.S. is great for saying “Do as I say, Not as I do”

  • Mamagriff50

    The U.S. is great for saying “Do as I say, Not as I do”

  • Andrew

    No, I think most people believe two wrong do make a right.

  • Validemail

    No, its two Wongs make a right, hence the differences in human rights policies.

  • justagirl

    human rights poricies.

  • Zagezegt

    While true, it’s also an excuse they use with everyone. “You’re not perfect so you don’t get to judge us”.

    It’s an easy excuse, enabling you to never having to answer to anyone for your crimes.

  • Zagezegt

    While true, it’s also an excuse they use with everyone. “You’re not perfect so you don’t get to judge us”.

    It’s an easy excuse, enabling you to never having to answer to anyone for your crimes.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    For all the faults the US has…and there are plenty…I bitch about them often enough…China is the swamp we’re trying not to become (well…at least some of us…we’re cursed with a population made up of a great many suckers who will slavishly bow to anyone or anything if their pet issue is given credence at the moment). America’s past is the plateau we look back on as an ideal…with China being the bureaucratic authoritarian nightmare we’re slowly crashing into. Our human rights record has been a patchwork quilt of successes and failures. Theirs is a fail quilt made of fail and lined with scratchy fail, draped upon a bed of fail, with fail pillows made of crumbling concrete and fail walls made of poisoned drywall, surrounded by toys of lead fail.

    If only the world worked like it did in political logic. “It wasn’t armed robbery I committed…because the crime has been committed by others before…therefore it is not a crime.” Bullshit. I live in a place with a stack of maddening issues and a corrupt political system that runs amok daily…

    …but China is still a thuggish, secrecy-crazed, thieving bloc of gangsters with a closed political system…and whether my country or any other sucks or not…China still sucks spectacularly…literally helping to redefine the way we view fraud and failure.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    For all the faults the US has…and there are plenty…I bitch about them often enough…China is the swamp we’re trying not to become (well…at least some of us…we’re cursed with a population made up of a great many suckers who will slavishly bow to anyone or anything if their pet issue is given credence at the moment). America’s past is the plateau we look back on as an ideal…with China being the bureaucratic authoritarian nightmare we’re slowly crashing into. Our human rights record has been a patchwork quilt of successes and failures. Theirs is a fail quilt made of fail and lined with scratchy fail, draped upon a bed of fail, with fail pillows made of crumbling concrete and fail walls made of poisoned drywall, surrounded by toys of lead fail.

    If only the world worked like it did in political logic. “It wasn’t armed robbery I committed…because the crime has been committed by others before…therefore it is not a crime.” Bullshit. I live in a place with a stack of maddening issues and a corrupt political system that runs amok daily…

    …but China is still a thuggish, secrecy-crazed, thieving bloc of gangsters with a closed political system…and whether my country or any other sucks or not…China still sucks spectacularly…literally helping to redefine the way we view fraud and failure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ID.1586936898 Shawn Dunwoody

    When China says someone’s human rights record is bad, something seriously wrong it up.

  • Shawn Dunwoody

    When China says someone’s human rights record is bad, something seriously wrong it up.

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