Thursday, March 17, 2005

"U.S. Won't Chide China Over Human Rights"

Citing recent Chinese steps to ease up on political prisoners and religious practices, the Bush administration decided Thursday to forgo a showdown with China over its record on human rights at a 53-nation U.N. human rights conference...

...The State Department report Feb. 28 described China as an authoritarian state that denies its citizens freedom to oppose the political system. The government used war on terror as a pretext for cracking down on peaceful Uighur separatists and does not permit outsiders to monitor the human rights situation in the country, the report to Congress said.

China fired back by denouncing the United States for crime and poverty and for abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq...
Glass houses, stones; Mister Pot, meet Mister Kettle, etc..

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