China denounces US human rights record
China has released a report on a “terrible human rights record” in the United States, denouncing the country for its overseas drone attacks, state-sponsored spying, police brutality and gun crimes.
The report, which was issued by China’s State Council on Friday, said that the US is being “haunted by spreading guns, frequent occurrence of violent crimes, [and] the excessive use of force by police.”
The report added that Washington has been “violating human rights in other countries” with drone strikes and mass surveillance programs” in recent years.
US intelligence has been using “indiscriminate” torture against terrorist suspects following the September 11th attacks in 2001, it noted.
Highlighting police killings of several unarmed black men, which has sparked protests over the past year across various American cities, the report emphasizes that the US justice system suffers from “serious racial bias” and discrimination against people of color.