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China’s State Council to release report on ‘human rights abuses’ in US

Demonstrators wearing face masks and holding signs take part in a rally to protest anti-Asian violence, near Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, on February 20, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

The information office of China’s State Council is expected to come out with a report on human rights situation in the US in the year 2020, according to an official statement.

The country’s highest executive and administrative organ will release a 15,000-word report titled ‘Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2020’ detailing Covid19 pandemic mismanagement, political chaos, racial discrimination, growing polarization, social inequality, and violation of international covenants resulting in humanitarian disasters, the statement said.

In the year 2020, while the Covid19 pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe, it had a particularly devastating impact in the US, exposing many fault lines in the world’s largest democracy.

The Chinese government report blames the spread of the pandemic and record number of deaths in the country to “government's reckless response”.

“The United States, home to less than 5 percent of the world's population, accounted for more than a quarter of the world's confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly one fifth of the global deaths from the disease,” Chinese media quoted the report as saying.

The US has recorded 28.6 million cases of the virus so far beside over half a million deaths.

The forthcoming report also highlights “disorder in American democratic institutions”, leading to political chaos and further tearing apart the country’s social fabric.

On the controversy-marred presidential elections in the US, the report says “money-tainted politics” suppressed public opinion, turning the polls into a “one-man show” of wealthy class while damaging “people’s confidence” in the country’s democratic system.

It also brings to light widespread discrimination against various ethnic minority groups in the US, stating that the people of color make up whopping one third of all minors in country's prisons.

The report also points to human rights abuses resulting from gun trade and shooting incidents in the US, which have hit a record high recently, resulting in waning public confidence in social order.

More than 41,500 people were killed in shooting incidents across the country in 2020, an average of more than 110 a day, beside 592 mass shootings, an average of more than 1.6 a day, it notes.

On growing unemployment in the US, the report unveils widening gap between haves and have-nots with people at the bottom of the periphery living in utter misery.

The report says that the US insists on pursuing the policy of isolationism and unilateralism by imposing sanctions, threatening international organizations, and treating asylum seekers unkindly.

In doing so, it says, America is becoming the “biggest troublemaker to global security and stability”.

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