On March 3, the United States released “The Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016,” which included a section on China. The State Council Information Office then published China’s rebuttal. On March 9, Xinhua reported on China’s rebuttal, the “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016.” The Record claimed that the U.S. continues to disregard its own serious human rights violation practices and claims itself as the Human Rights judge. It makes comments and slanders other countries for their human rights conditions. The Record listed a number of areas in which the U.S. had Human Rights violations in 2016, including sexual assault on women; weakened human rights protection for children and seniors; racial discrimination; the highest suicide rate in 30 years; the shrinking size of the middle class; increased gun violence, and the presidential election drama.
Source: Xinhua, March 9, 2017
U.S. Department of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016, March 3, 2017
Section on China, (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)