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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 01:54 PM
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China Lashes Out At US Hypocrisy, Blasts US Human Rights Double Standard In Pursuing World Hegemony
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/china-lashes-out-us-hy...

"In what can only be described as a stunning deterioration in foreign relations between the world's two superpowers, following Friday's release by the US State Department of the annual report on human rights, which expressed sharp criticism of the human rights records of China, North Korea, Cuba and Belarus, among others, China decided it has had enough. Less than 48 hours later, it has lashed back at the US with a report that is making headlines at every government controlled, and otherwise, media in mainland China, which makes a mockery of the US double standard when it comes to human rights, and exposes US "hypocrisy" which China (rightly many would claim) asserts is merely a pretext for continued US attempts at world "hegemony".

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While illustrating a dismal record of the United States on its own human rights, China's report said the United States could not be justified to pose as the world's "human rights justice." "However, it released the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices year after year to accuse and blame other countries for their human rights practices," the report said. These moves fully expose the United States' hypocrisy by exercising double standards on human rights and its malicious design to pursue hegemony under the pretext of human rights, it said. The report advised the U.S. government to "take concrete actions to improve its own human rights conditions, check and rectify its acts in the human rights field, and stop the hegemonistic deeds of using human rights issues to interfere in other countries' internal affairs." While that last sentence may not be an explicit warning for the US to shut the hell up and focus on its own dirty laundry, or else, it sure does sound like one.................."

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Full, unabridged report can and should be read here:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-04/10/...

subjects covered

VIOLATION OF CITIZENS' RIGHTS

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DEEP-SEATED

RIGHTS OF WOMEN, CHILDREN IS BOTHERING

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

PRISONER ABUSE SCANDALS

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'glass houses' and all aside, this is a rapid turn for the worse in Sino-US relations
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 01:59 PM
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1. oh please
when the US starts harvesting organs from dead prisoners and put Nobel peace prize winners under house arrest, we'll talk about US human rights abuses
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 02:31 PM
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8. We're on the same page.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 03:40 PM
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10. No ...instead the rich get the organs and the president gets the award and continues war.
Here it's ...No money? Too bad ...you die. What makes that any better? Oh and did you forget about the habeas corpus thingy? Or the whisking off of the accused to black sites and being tortured? How about our record prison population ...mostly for drug offenses? How about our responsibility for the deaths of over a million Iraqi people ...because of lies? Oh yea we are so much better than they are ....pfffft. The USA isn't any better than them or anyone else. We are just bigger hypocrites and liars.

:crazy:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:00 PM
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:26 PM
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18. Exactly!
Incredible, with all our faults we are no where near them!
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 02:02 PM
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2. Good, now we're finally communicating,
all this stilted better not talk about this or that in the open was creating an adverse, dysfunctional dynamic, preventing the human family from advancing. :thumbsup:

Thanks, for the thread, stockholmer.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 02:10 PM
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3. SELF-DELETED BY MEMBER
Edited on Sun Apr-10-11 05:53 PM by mzteris
This message was self-deleted by mzteris.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 02:21 PM
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4. Nothing like having your hypocrisy thrown in your face. NOPE. They are NOT wrong.
However, this will just be ignored by the powers that be.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 02:25 PM
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5. yep
We have a ways to go but we're catching up to their repression, abuses, and slave wages.

All hail the UNIPARTY!
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 02:29 PM
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6. Well, lets compare our so-called human rights violations to those of of China in the
Edited on Sun Apr-10-11 02:30 PM by demosincebirth
past thirty, forty years. One word I really like is "hegemony." Where have I heard that word a thousand times before? Cold War, maybe?
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 02:31 PM
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7. We inch even closer to World War III.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 02:50 PM
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9. We are big and powerful and have a right to pick and choose which rights we value and which we don't
:sarcasm:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 03:50 PM
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11. Thank you China
More than anything else, this planet needs two superpowers.
Neither of you gives a flying fuck about human rights but a little balance never hurt.
You deny your own citizens political rights and lock up activists and they lock up all the black men they can find.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 03:57 PM
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12. This is like the Republicans lecturing the Democrats about fiscal responsibility
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 04:05 PM
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13. Good move. Two major human rights abusers
fighting over who is worse. Maybe something good can come of this. But it's about time someone pointed out the hypocrisy, and writing their own review all of which appears to be correct, was a good way to go about it.

Now all we need is a third party to tell both of them that the European Court on Human Rights will be judge from now on, conceding China's point, that the U.S. doesn't have the standing to do this job. Then, maybe China and the U.S. can improve their HR's policies before next year and see who gets the prize for making the most progress.

How sad is it that China's report is correct, and that we are being told now by so many countries to just stfu about other people's human rights policies and go fix our own.

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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 04:31 PM
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14. True. We do live in a glass house. But China lives in an economic casket without the US.
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 05:54 PM
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15. unfortunately for the US, that statement becomes less and less true with each passing day
China is de-leveraging their holdings of US debt, plus the rise in the standards of living of many countries in the 3rd world means a huge new demand for cheap Chinese goods. China is signing multiple (Brasil, Russia, India, etc) trade/commodity deals that specifically exclude the US dollar as the method of settlement.

The US is only 4% of the world population, and the low-end US consumer demand that fueled Chinese growth will decline significantly. The real purchasing parity power wages for the vast majority of Americans will erode due to nominal reductions in labour pay scales (globalization's wage leveling effect), as well as real losses in spending power due US dollar currency debasement.

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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 06:10 PM
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16. Yup. Rough weather ahead
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