China Releases Its 2012 Report On Human Rights In The United States

human rightsIt may be a bit ludicrous for the Chinese government to criticize other nations over human rights, but that doesn’t mean that their observations are wrong.

Via China Daily, excerpts from the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China’s report titled “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2012,” released a week ago:

The State Department of the United States recently released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, posing as “the world judge of human rights” again. However, the U.S. turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation and never said a word about it.

In the U.S., elections could not fully embody the real will of its citizens. Political contributions had, to a great extent, influenced the electoral procedures and policy direction. During the 2012 presidential election, the voter turnout was only 57.5 percent.

The U.S. has become one of the developed countries with the greatest income gap. In 2011, the Gini index was 0.477 in the U.S. and about 9 million people were registered as unemployed; About 16.4 million children lived in poverty and, for the first time in history, public schools reported more than one million homeless children and youth.

The U.S. seriously infringed upon human rights of other nations. In 2012, U.S. military operations in Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan caused massive civilian casualties. There was a huge rise in birth defects in Iraq since the war against Iraq with military actions in which American forces used metal contaminant-releasing white phosphorus shells and depleted uranium bombs.

A huge number of people are homeless in the U.S. According to a report released by National Alliance to End Homelessness on January 17, 2012, the nation had 636,017 homeless people in 2011, including 107,148 chronically homeless people.

The U.S. is among the few developed countries without health insurance covering its whole population. A considerable number of Americans have no access to necessary healthcare services when in illness because of having no health insurance. The number of people without health insurance coverage was 48.6 million in 2011, accounting for 15.7 percent of the population. A study, released on June 20, 2012, by the consumer advocacy group Families USA, estimates that a total of 26,100 people aged 25 to 64 died for lack of health coverage in 2010.

Read the rest at China Daily

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  • http://artasith-m-nasdsnre.tumblr.com/ Simon Valentine

    this is my surprised face
    you’ll notice it’s very straight
    and belies that i’m living in illinois
    wait
    what?

    • Ittabena

      Illinois huh? I’m sorry, had to jump that ship long ago. How’s the corn?

      As to the story, who gave the poor permission to talk to the Chinese?

      • http://artasith-m-nasdsnre.tumblr.com/ Simon Valentine

        possibly the same possibility that
        they were let
        permission to talk Chinese
        trolls, spies, rats, stow-aways, logistical symbiosis, artificial synthesis, widow mines, Monsanto’s cardinality, and anti-Monsonto ready corn.
        screw round up ready beans
        i’ll let you know what’s evil :}
        genetics tested and approved by US
        to pacify and convert people
        such that the plausible deniability
        is the forgotten fact, which is money, favor, stigma, factor, etc.,
        and the fact that the fact is nature

  • http://www.facebook.com/rogeh.raffoul Rogeh Raffoul

    Yeah they got a point but look who’s talking… Another government that criticizes other governments as a form of propaganda to make their own people feel that illusion that they got it better than others.

    You should visit North China someday..

    • Bryan Schear

      That’s a tu quoque fallacy.

      • Andrew

        And just as hilarious as when China gets pissed off about the US’s human rights reports.

        • http://artasith-m-nasdsnre.tumblr.com/ Simon Valentine

          so we’re off to the fallacy of extension extension fallacy
          ad hominem, juncta juvant, intra vires, modus vivendi, tu quoque
          fallacy of dismissal? is funny.
          here’s why:
          if argument by dismissal is wrong, then this dismisses that it’s right, therefore this is wrong.

          is infinity even or odd
          har har

          • I_abide

            my head asplode

          • http://artasith-m-nasdsnre.tumblr.com/ Simon Valentine

            is k
            i think this has been another episode of
            Mathematical Induction: There Is No Fan
            special edition
            “there is no fan?” “where?” “oh!” *rofl*

          • Andrew

            I’m not making a logical argument, I’m bitterly mocking reality.

    • BuzzCoastin

      nobody in China believes their government’s bullshit
      the Chinese gov is not as slick as Uncle Homeland
      and the people are not as naive as Homelanders
      they have several thousand years of political history to inform them
      several popular Chinese novels, widely read and part of the culture
      are about rebellion against oppression

  • Bryan Schear

    Yeah, they kinda nailed that.

    They forgot to add that we remove the children of illegal immigrants and remand them into foster care while we imprison the perpetrator, sans habeus corpus, for 7-8 months before returning them to their country of origin – without their children.

    Most other ‘developed’ countries view this as a human rights violation.

    • kowalityjesus

      My roommate actually works at one of these facilities that houses minor illegal immigrants until their families can be located in their countries of origin. It’s depressing, but it’s a solution.

      • Calypso_1

        Does he earn $85 an hour?

        • BuzzCoastin

          my brother’s ex-wife’s does
          and she earns $82 an hour & her last check was for $ 1 million
          go to to Jialmee22.cum

          • Calypso_1

            Alimony sucks.

  • emperorreagan

    Wait, isn’t the US a shining city upon a hill? A nation where we elect men who are nearly the idyllic philosopher kings of Plato’s Republic to not only guarantee life and liberty here, but to export our great majesty to all of the other nations?

    How can your report be so horribly off-base, China?!

    • Ittabena

      It’s all China’s fault, They didn’t look from the Federally approved Scenic Outlook of Capital Hill.

  • Aipeed Teaitchse

    AWK-Ward….

  • BuzzCoastin

    the fact the the EU never mentions the US human rights violations
    violations that occur within the US and around the whirled
    is telling in and of itself

    but China is merely pointing out that
    they modeled their repression on Uncle Homeland’s
    they just lack the psyop skills to spin it into The Land of the Free