Friday, March 14, 2008

Chinese Lash Back on Rights

On March 13, China lashed at a U.S. report critical of its human rights record, accusing Washington of causing the modern world's "biggest human rights tragedy" in Iraq and of hypocrisy for passing judgment on other nations.

China's State Council, or cabinet, said the U.S. record on human rights was "tattered and shocking" and criticized America for its violent crimes, large prison population and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"The invasion of Iraq by U.S. troops has produced the biggest human rights tragedy and the greatest humanitarian disaster in the modern world," the council said in its report.

"It is high time for the U.S. government to face its own human rights problems with courage ... and give up the unwise practices of applying double standards on human rights issues and using it to suppress other countries."

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