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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:01 PM

China criticizes US for its human rights record [View all]

Source: Stars and Stripes/ Associated Press

BEIJING — China slammed the human rights record of the United States in response to Washington's report on rights around the world, saying that U.S. military operations have infringed on rights abroad and that political donations at home have thwarted the country's democracy.

The report released Sunday in China — which defines human rights primarily in terms of improving living conditions for its 1.3 billion people— also cited gun violence in the U.S. among its examples of human rights violations, saying it was a serious threat to the lives and safety of America's citizens.

The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2012 said the U.S. government continues to strengthen the monitoring of its people and that political donations to election campaigns have undue influence on U.S. policy.

"American citizens do not enjoy a genuinely equal right to vote," the report said, citing a decreased turnout in the 2012 presidential election and a voting rate of 57.5 percent.

Read more: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/china-criticizes-us-for-its-human-rights-record-1.217503



China hit's the nail on the head- we are losing democracy here to the money holders.

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