A Chinese report indicates that the United States has experienced a landmark setback for human rights in 2022. China’s State Council Information Office on March 28 issued a report documenting gross human rights abuses in the United States, CGTN reported.
Titled “The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2022,” the report criticized the country for undermining the basic rights and freedoms of the American people.
A country that labels itself a “human rights defender,” the report said chronic diseases such as money politics, racial discrimination, gun, and police violence, as well as wealth polarization, are rampant in the United States.
It also says that American-style democracy has lost its popular base and that black gold donations secretly manipulate the results of elections. Human rights legislation and justice have seen an extreme retrogression, further undermining the basic rights and freedoms of the American people, it added.
The report said America leads the world in gun ownership, gun homicide and mass shootings with more than 80,000 people killed or injured by gun violence in 2022. The number of children shot and killed in the United States in 2022 exceeded 6,000. The Gun Violence Archive found that at least 6,032 children, 17 years of age and younger, had been the victims of America’s deadly gun epidemic.
At least 306 children, 11 years old or younger, have been killed by gunfire with 668 being injured. Additionally, 1,325 teenagers aged 12 to 17 died by gunfire with 3,732 being injured.
U.S. President Joe Biden remarked in July last year, that a flood of guns was turning American communities into “killing fields” and vowed to reinstate a ban on assault rifles.
Biden on March 28 argued that he can’t do much more to curb gun violence other than plead with Congress to act. He blamed lawmakers for their lack of legislation to ban assault weapons following another deadly school shooting.
“The Congress has to act. The majority of the American people think having assault weapons is bizarre, it’s a crazy idea. They’re against that,” Mr. Biden told reporters. “I can’t do anything except plead with Congress to act reasonably.”
The past year marked the third consecutive year on record that the U.S. experienced more than 600 mass shootings.
The Chinese report said the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and prison conditions are terrible, and slammed overcrowded prisons where forced labor and sexual exploitation are commonplace. The report also noticed that election costs have soared since donation limits were lifted in 2010 and again in 2014.
The survey suggested human rights legislation and justice have seen extreme retrogression. (PressTV.ir)