Chin claims that the human rights situation in the United States was on a “extreme decline” last year.
“Human rights legislation and justice have seen an extreme retrogression, further undermining the basic rights and freedoms of the American people,” as stated by “The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2022,” released by Beijing.
China’s State Council Information Office released the report late Tuesday, dividing it into six parts, stating that last year was a “landmark setback for US human rights.”
The country that calls itself a “human rights defender,” said the report, referring to the US, is rampant with “chronic diseases such as money politics, racial discrimination, gun and police violence, and wealth polarization.”
It blamed “greatly relaxed gun control” as a reason for the high death toll from gun violence in the US.
“The United States leads the world in gun ownership, gun homicide and mass shootings, with more than 80,000 people killed or injured by gun violence in 2022, the third consecutive year on record that the United States experiences more than 600 mass shootings,” said the report, calling gun violence an “American disease.”
The report said midterm elections in the US have “become the most expensive ones in the United States, and American-style democracy has lost its popular support.”
It claimed that the cumulative spending for the 2022 midterm elections exceeded $16.7 billion.
“Political donations from billionaires accounted for 15 percent of the federal total, up from 11 percent in the 2020 election cycle. Dark money donations manipulate US elections furtively, and political polarization and social fragmentation make it difficult for the country to reach a democratic consensus,” the report said.
The report pointed out that racism was on the rise and ethnic minorities suffered “widespread discrimination.”
“Hate crimes based on racial bias in the United States increased dramatically between 2020 and 2022,” it said, adding that 81 percent of Asian Americans, “say violence against Asian communities is surging.”
“African Americans are 2.78 times more likely to be killed by police than whites. The sufferings caused by genocide and cultural assimilation taken by the US government against Indians and other aborigines in history still persist today,” it said.
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