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IS this some kind of a bad joke?

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No, this is not a bad joke, this is perhaps the greatest joke in history!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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No guys, jokes have to be funny. This is just plain sad.

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You have got to be kidding me! But hey, I'm not the least bit surprised! ROFL

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As much as I would say China is a human rights violator, I would say China is right the US gov is honestly in no position to talk. let see Beijing has brutal crackdons against the tibetans, washington is brutally cracking down against the Okinawans.

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China coming out with a report on human rights has about the same credibility as Saudi Arabia or Afghan Taliban coming out with a report on religious freedom in the world. If the interests of the Communist Party were the same as those of the people there would be no human rights problem in China. Human rights abuses are evidence that the Party's and the people's interests do not coincide.

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This from the government that used TANKS against UNARMED Civilians. Yes china, we hear you, but we're NOT listing.

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Isn't this a classic example of the pot calling the kettle black ?

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Neither country is exactly a shining light when it comes to human rights or freedom but a quick look at history tells us the CCP is floating on the blood of its own citizens. Idiots.

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Let the little people be little people.

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@Serrano"this is perhaps the greatest joke in history!"

This is not a joke. China is totally right. The US has rich history of domestic violence, aggressive wars in various parts of the world. You were taught in hs that the USA is unmatched champions of Liberty, Freedom, Democracy. People of the world can see true nature of America.

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Human rights are much more trampled in China, but then again they do not have any blacks. If they had blacks, they would not feel the same way as they do about America and probably could find a solution as to how to help educate them and prevent them from rioting.

I also do not think Jesse or Al would last very long in China.

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Yelnats

Human rights are much more trampled in China, but then again they do not have any blacks.

Really! They have many minority groups and if you are black China isn't a good country to visit. Most Chinese assume Blacks are poor, uneducated, violent, play basketball, are barbaric and wild, and even eat each other. The most common Chinese slur used against Black people means “black ghost.”

The ethnic minority groups in China,

Zhuang (16.9 million), Uyghur (11.5 million),Hui (10.5 million), Manchu (10.3 million), Miao (9.4 million), Yi (8.7 million), Tujia (8.3 million), Tibetan (6.2 million), Mongol (5.9 million), Dong (2.8 million), Buyei (2.8 million), Yao (2.7 million), Bai (1.9 million), Korean (1.8 million), Hani (1.6 million), Li (1.4 million), Kazakh (1.4 million), and Dai (1.2 million).

There are a further 20 ethic groups not recognised by the government.

China executes more people every year and harvests their organs for transplants. In America more than 80,000 convicts are kept in solitary confinement 24/7, some for more than four decades.

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'Human rights are much more trampled in China, but then again they do not have any blacks. If they had blacks, they would not feel the same way as they do about America and probably could find a solution as to how to help educate them and prevent them from rioting'

There are some black people in China, very few, who came as guest workers from African countries. The extremely racist views of many Chinese made their lives difficult. I've often defended Chinese people on this site from ignorant people who've never set foot in the country but I have to say I haven't come across racist ideas as commonly as I did in China. There is still garbage believed in China that the 'pure' Han 'race' can't trace its origins back to Africa. Many foreigners on this site complain about racism in Japan but the China could teach the Japanese a masterclass in this crap.

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The difference is free press versus supressed press. And the free press speculates often.

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washington is brutally cracking down against the Okinawans.

Jared Norman - Yeah, I saw all those American tanks on TV tonite running roughshod in the streets of Naha. Can't believe we're the only two who saw that.

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Ask a minority in the US, specifically a black person, what they think of the human rights record of the US.

Think about it, would you rather be arrested by a cop in China or the US?

How many civilians in the world have been killed by Chinese bombs?

How many have been killed by American bombs.... countless

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That's a good one from China. (in sarcastic tone) I suggest people read Mao: The Unknown Story by Jon Halliday and Jung Chang and find out the real truth about Communist China's own terrifying human rights record, one that made what happened in Germany between 1933 and 1945 seem like a minor event in comparison.

And I know (almost first hand)--my late mom, who ran a business in Hong Kong during the 1960's, hired many escapees from China who told sometimes jaw-dropping stories the bad effects of the Great Leap Forward between 1958 and 1963 first hand, including the horrible human rights abuses.

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This is definitely a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but both the pot and the kettle are actually black in this case.

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For the brutalized Muslim majority in East Turkistan (occupied by Communist China), the Uighurs have long held a soft spot in my heart. The Tibetan Buddhists self immolate, to protest the brutalities and loss of basic human rights, while the Uighurs lash out in more violent ways. The only way to have a positive outcome, is regime change.

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China said the U.S. justice system suffered from “serious racial bias”, highlighting police killings of several unarmed black men, which sparked protests over the past year.

African-Americans comprise only 13% of the U.S. population and 14% of the monthly drug users, but are 37% of the people arrested for drug-related offenses in America.

After being arrested, African-Americans are 33% more likely than whites to be detained while facing a felony trial in New York.

In 2009 African-Americans are 21% more likely than whites to receive mandatory minimum sentences and 20% more likely to be sentenced to prison than white drug defendants.

China oppressed and bullied over Tibetans and Uighur minorities group. For other minorities such as Koreans and Mongolians are well treated. It may be identical feature and assimilation factors.

It said that U.S. intelligence had used “indiscriminate” torture against terrorist suspects, while “violating human rights in other countries” with drone strikes and mass surveillance programs.

China has been violating human rights over ethnic minorities. There were many execution carried out over criminals in China more than USA.

However China have not murdered civilians and children of other nations like US.

USA has been murdering civilians and babies of middle east and South Asia with drone attack. Friendly fire against many innocent civilians are so unjust for wiping out the single terrorist.

http://europe.newsweek.com/wedding-became-funeral-us-still-silent-one-year-deadly-yemen-drone-strike-291403

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/24/-sp-us-drone-strikes-kill-1147

http://mic.com/articles/23708/guess-which-8-countries-the-u-s-is-waging-secret-drone-campaigns-against

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/yemenis-seek-justice-wedding-drone-strike-201418135352298935.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-greenwald/us-drone-strikes-are-caus_b_2224627.html

If China can be called as Villain, US can not be called as Angel either! Drone attack are state sponsored activities. Murdering innocent villagers and children are War Crimes.

US of the A should clean your own backyard of justice and political system before lecturing others. PR of the C should be more civilized for not taking away the individual rights and liberty.

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This is Kid stuff coming from the Chinese!! They are playing kid games for example if you write something bad about me then I will do the same to you. "The document is released each year by China the day after the U.S. State Department issues its annual global human rights report. Beijing does not release rights reports on other countries".

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Human rights is not just a political propaganda instrument. It has deep impact for minorities, especially in those areas which the Chinese have conquered over the centuries. As long as China does not treat neighbouring countries and their cultures as equals, this human rights talk is pure rhetoric. China has to learn to be more humble and respect the social fabric of other cultures and the delicate balance of the natural environment (which is not there for the Chinese to exploit). If they start doing that and stop thinking about money and power all the time, perhaps China might win some respect from minorities both inside and outside China. Human rights is about protecting the rights of every individual, especially of minorities and the poor, who do not have a voice.

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People of the world can see true nature of America.

@yamashi. No country is perfect. Not all americans are racist and belligerent. Tell me, which country has not seen civil disturbances or (how you claim) "domestic violence" within it's borders? Do you know how many different ethnicities, cultures and walks of life among americans there are in the US? Lots. Cause they want to be there.

If Communist China is slamming the US human rights record, why do so many chinese wish to emigrate "to" the US?

How many American women wish to travel to china during their 6th-7th month of pregnancy in "hope" of their infants to acquire "China" citizenship? --none, that's how many.

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@JaredNorman

washington is brutally cracking down against the Okinawans.

That word "brutally" obviously doesn't mean what you think it means. "Washington" isn't beating, abducting, and torturing Okinawan political activists, let alone massacring them in the streets. This place is a SMALL island, and word travels quickly. Even the first such incident would cause a huge uproar.

@Jimizo

but a quick look at history tells us the CCP is floating on the blood of its own citizens.

As opposed to floating on the blood of everyone else, like the US? How many people have we killed with drones again?

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Ask a minority in the US, specifically a black person, what they think of the human rights record of the US.

That depends. All the Blacks that I personally know or should I say, the more hardworking, educated, striving to be the best they can be think very differently on that point.

Think about it, would you rather be arrested by a cop in China or the US?

The US.

How many civilians in the world have been killed by Chinese bombs? How many have been killed by American bombs.... countless.

And how many Chinese have abused women and children, forced people out of their homes and put people on the street anytime the CP decides to build something? How many hundreds and thousands were brutally murdered that wanted ONLY the basic of human rights? How many people were killed in Tiananmen Square. How many people does China employ in sweat shops and pay them next to nothing and how many of them are children?

The US doesn't even come close.

China is not communist.

And Mickey Mouse is really a Puma.

The country is ruled by the Communist Party of China (CPC), whose power is enshrined in China's constitution. The Chinese electoral system is hierarchical, whereby local People's Congresses are directly elected, and all higher levels of People's Congresses up to the National People's Congress (NPC) are indirectly elected by the People's Congress of the level immediately below. The political system is decentralized, and provincial and sub-provincial leaders have a significant amount of autonomy. There are other political parties in China, referred to in China as democratic parties, which participate in the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

USA has been murdering civilians and babies of middle east and South Asia with drone attack. Friendly fire against many innocent civilians are so unjust for wiping out the single terrorist.

Every single article you posted were all liberal to far left liberal. You failed to post from any center publication. So if you go by the leftist viewpoint, you're right, if you post fair and not politically and emotionally center, I would then take your word for it.

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This is definitely a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but both the pot and the kettle are actually black in this case.

You nailed it.

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'Sooner or later, as the (growing) middle-class chinese citizen realize this concept, they too will say- "No Big Government"! ' Really? The dissatisfaction in China seems to more to do with the government not doing enough to ensure economic growth benefits all and not the few at the top. A bit like the US. 'Communist' China and the capitalist US seem to share similar problems these days. Given the US has sunk to 53rd in the world for press freedom I think the CCP knows they have more in common with the US than they care to tell the Chinese people.

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Given the US has sunk to 53rd in the world for press freedom I think the CCP knows they have more in common with the US than they care to tell the Chinese people.

Really. That's interesting. Go to China. There are no ambitious americans living there on a "permanent" basis, chasing success. (& yes, I've been there briefly. Also- HK, '95-'96 when UK still had it).

Go to SF, SEA, SD, LA, LV, NYC, DC. There you will find Chinese. Either 1st, 2nd or 3rd generations.

The dissatisfaction in China seems to more to do with the government not doing enough to ensure economic growth benefits all and not the few at the top.

That's why they'd rather be in the USA.

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Pot, meet Kettle.

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Doesn't matter whose house your in... if you're talking to yourself in a mirror you're talking to yourself in a mirror.

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China on Friday slammed the U.S. for a “terrible human rights record”

Tianamen Square, the Cultural Revolution, Tibet... Need I go on, China? I thought I'd gotten used to the pot calling the kettle black, but this takes the biscuit. I'm pretty sure that the number of Chinese massacred by their own people far outweighs the number of US killed by law enforcement etc. I think the only ones with worse Human Rights records are North Korea, IS, maybe Russia as well. Sometimes I wonder if China is actively trying to see if it's possible for me to have less than zero respect for them.

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That's why they'd rather be in the USA.

This is very true.

The dissatisfaction in China seems to more to do with the government not doing enough to ensure economic growth benefits all and not the few at the top.

Another problem is there is more unrest and although China is an economic powerhouse, there are many (and growing) young graduates are very interested in international studies and go abroad for their education and for a large portion once they have left and have seen the options, freedom and choices they have, they tend to want to not go back. Most of my younger Chinese friends born after 1989 don't know about the Tiananmen Square, Cultural revolution and all the tragic events of the past, even the sweatshops, lack of oversight of child labor and on and on. Even events that happened just a few years ago when former Premiere Hu Jintao while giving a speech in the UK at Cambridge had a shoe thrown at him, the CCTV heavily cropped and edited the video when they showed it to the general public in China while it was broadcast live to the public. Again, a lot of people after seeing how the news is presented in the Communist nation and have the chance to see how unlimited their options are on the outside very, very often decide not to go back, especially knowing they have absolute freedom to do and say what they want in a capitalist society.

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'Another problem is there is more unrest and although China is an economic powerhouse, there are many (and growing) young graduates are very interested in international studies and go abroad for their education and for a large portion once they have left and have seen the options, freedom and choices they have, they tend to want to not go back.'

You are talking about elites. The unequal distribution of wealth is a far more pressing issue for the billion-plus Chinese. The point I was making is that China and the US are both suffering from this problem to different degrees ( even your fellow rightists looking for the GOP nomination are being forced to pay lip-service to the erosion of the middle class and social mobility ).

'Again, a lot of people after seeing how the news is presented in the Communist nation and have the chance to see how unlimited their options are on the outside'

As I pointed out, the US now ranks 53rd in the world for press freedom. I can think of better places than the US to find a free press. Better than China, yes, but hardly a good example.

'especially knowing they have absolute freedom to do and say what they want in a capitalist society.'

'Absolute freedom'. What? To quote your usual considered ripostes - LOL.

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You are talking about elites.

No, I was talking about the average middle class Chinese

The unequal distribution of wealth is a far more pressing issue for the billion-plus Chinese.

This is a problem when you have a country that is very big when it comes to income redistribution.

The point I was making is that China and the US are both suffering from this problem to different degrees ( even your fellow rightists looking for the GOP nomination are being forced to pay lip-service to the erosion of the middle class and social mobility ).

And that after 6 years of a president that has shelled out billions in entitlements, out of control debt, lowest when it comes to creation of high paying jobs, what do you expect?

As I pointed out, the US now ranks 53rd in the world for press freedom. I can think of better places than the US to find a free press. Better than China, yes, but hardly a good example.

Ahh, yes mean when the MSM got upset because of ongoing operations during Iraq and Bush didn't want the press to give away ANY key strategic points to the enemy, the press got angry, because the president wanted to protect the men/women and our operations, that is why Reporters without borders gave that negative report. I was there, I remember that, but I totally understood and then the ones that did have vital info that could get our troops killed some wouldn't divulge their sources which they should have for the safeguard of our troops. But the other MSM haters didn't as usual talk about those facts and that is why you have that low ranking.

'Absolute freedom'. What? To quote your usual considered ripostes - LOL.

After over 20 years in this business, I can say emphatically, factually and confidently, Yes, absolute freedom.

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I think that China should be questioning the notion of human rights, rather than jumping on the bandwagon. Human rights presumes the unconditioned, independent existence of the individual. The Chinese have kill their demonstrating citizens, or allowed them to immolate themselves, because they believe (or know) that individuals are interdependent and there is always a compromise between the rights and well being of the individual and the well being of society.

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The Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly imprisoned those who openly challenge its right to rule or have protested publicly.

Cause they don't have that right. In the US, we do.

I can say emphatically, factually and confidently, Yes, absolute freedom.

Kudos bass, I can say that too.

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The U.S. has a mixed record on human rights, but it has not been all bad.

Without the efforts of the U.S., all of Western Europe might have fallen to Soviet Russia after World War II. But perhaps Communist China would have considered that a good thing?

Japan attacked the U.S. at Pearl Harbor largely because of the economic sanctions imposed upon it by the U.S., as a way to try to force Japan out of China. The brutal Japanese attacks upon Chinese civilians were outrageous to the Western World. Perhaps the Chinese leadership have forgotten the West's role in helping China to rid it of a terrible invasion?

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World, listen up, The People's Republic of China is speaking. (Is that still the correct name since the days of the Great Leader Mao Zedong, who is said to be responsible for the death of, uhh, how many millions of his own people?) Anyway, have you noticed how the mouthpieces of the Chinese political clique have stopped using the phrase 'interfering in Chinese internal affairs'? Why? Well, they think they are now entitled to and doing it themselves.

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