China: The Human Rights Record of the US in 2011

On Friday, The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China published a report  titled “The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011.”

Apparently China thinks it’s in some position to criticize the United States about our human rights records. In the same way we think we’re in some position to criticize China’s human rights records. Anyway…

I totally passed this little bit of news up the first time I saw it (it was really, really long) but looking back, it was totally worth it.

I’ve included some of the best parts from the report below for your reading pleasure. For best results, I recommend reading it with your worst chinese accent. ∞

“The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011″

“…Its society is chronically suffering from violent crimes, and its citizens’ lives, properties and personal security are in lack of proper protection.”

“The United States is the leader among the world’s developed countries in gun violence and gun deaths.”

“While advocating press freedom, the United States in fact imposes fairly strict censoring and control over the press and “press freedom” is just a political tool used to beautify itself and attack other nations.”

“The US remains the country with the largest “prison population” and the highest per capita level of imprisonment in the world, and the detention centers’ conditions are terrible.”

“Contrary to the wealthiest 10 percent, the number of Americans living in poverty as well as the poverty rate continued to hit record highs, which is a great irony in affluent America.”

“Ethnic minorities in the United States have long been suffering systemic, widespread and institutional discrimination.”

“The US has been pursuing hegemony in the world, grossly trampling upon the sovereignty of other countries and capriciously violating human rights against other nations.”

“The US’ own tarnished human rights record has made it in no condition, on a moral, political or legal basis, to act as the world’s “human rights justice,” to place itself above other countries…”

• Read entire article here.

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Demonstrators protest in Times Square on October 15, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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12 responses to “China: The Human Rights Record of the US in 2011

    • I love you back so much!! I know I don’t have to tell you, but I don’t mind. I’ve definitely been to my share of connerefces these past few years, but I have to say I’ve never experienced anything like LATISM ’11. It was made all the more special to have Mami be a part of it, because even though I tell her EVERYTHING, it’s impossible to explain. You have to live it. <3

    • (Fort Wayne, Indiana) All across the United States, rerstieged nurses are being saluted. On May 6, 2012, Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Zeta Eta Chapter is joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring, as part of National Nurses Week, which is held May 6-12, every year. The purpose of the week long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort of the nearly 3.1 million rerstieged nurses nationwide to promote and maintain the health of this nation, the ANA and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. are proud to recognize rerstieged nurses everywhere for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc., Zeta Eta Chapter, kicked off National Nurses Week on Saturday, May 5, 2012 by hosting a luncheon which celebrated the fashions and programs of First Lady Michelle Obama in the Crown dining room at Kingston Care Center, presenting information on women’s heart health – Go Red for Women, and recognizing nurses in the community for excellence in Advocating, Leading, Caring which exemplify this year’s theme for National Nurses Week. Carmen Moore BSN, RN, community health nurse consultant for Parkview Community Health Improvement, received recognition for Advocating. Phyllis Bragg MSN, FNP, RN, interim director of nursing for MedTech College and Jernice Watson RN, BS, MBA Perioperative Nurse Manager for VA Northern Indiana Health Care System received recognition for Leading. Tamela Guyton, MSN, FNP, RN, nurse practitioner Parkview Physicians Group Auburn, received recognition for Caring.Chi Eta Phi sorority, an organization of professional nurses, advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice and mentoring new nurses. Tracie Jones BSN, RN, December graduate of St. Francis University, currently employed at University Hospital IU Health Systems and Alexandria Lightning BSN, to be graduated May 9 from IPFW, received recognition for Future Leaders.Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. Chi Eta Phi Sorority will end National Nurses Week with a private cake and punch reception on Saturday, May 12.

    • I’m confused.Is this a contest, or should we be picking from illustrations that have ALREADY been posted here?It’s not a contest, it’s supposed to be for images that have already been posted. All the ones I added yesterday, for instance, came from Sean David Ross’ collection on the UGO forums of illustrations (by him and by others) that he particularly liked. He felt the Hall of Fame here didn’t represent most of the ones he loved. I got all charged up looking through his selections so I wanted to broaden it out to more people.Unlike a contest, I might not pick any of the ones people suggest here up in the HoF, or I might pick twenty. I just want to see the sorts of things other people love.

  1. The dteniifion “secular” is not my dteniifion. It’s the dteniifion of a culture that still considers faith in a god to be the default, and therefore needs to tag asOther” anything that deviates from that default. And since we’re living in a Jewish state, that default defaults (::snort::) to Judaism.I am an atheist. I am only “secular” in the same way that gay people are “sick” to homophobes. Your question is like the one of the aforementioned homophobes asking a gay person “why are you sick.”

  2. Mi linda amiga, Laurita No sabes el gustazo que fue para mi poder coctneroe IRL por fin! You are such a joy to know online but this doesn’t compare to the joy that it was for me to be able to get to know you from behind the avatar’ as well! Congratulations on your well deserved LATISM award win. How exciting it was to be able to share in that joyous moment with you! Un abrazo bien fuerte desde Kansas City! Tony

    • I love you back so much!! I know I don’t have to tell you, but I don’t mind. I’ve definitely been to my share of cornfeences these past few years, but I have to say I’ve never experienced anything like LATISM ’11. It was made all the more special to have Mami be a part of it, because even though I tell her EVERYTHING, it’s impossible to explain. You have to live it. <3

    • 13eIts like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the meassge home a bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

  3. one glass of red wine on occasion in the 2nd & 3rd tri is ok. So I won’t think atnyhing of it when I have a glass of red wine on our baby moon this week. I feel like pregnancy/birth/parenting opens so many doors for judgy-ness. I’ve been judged on other boards for eating soft-serve, or preached at by a “natural birth is best” mama when I said I wanted an epidural. And I’ve seen moms get ripped a new one because they did CIO or didn’t cloth diaper. So I’ve really tried to be more open-minded and less judgy to others. My way is not the only way. My doctor’s way is not the only way. So I wouldn’t judge for one glass of wine, but I’d be mildly concerned for the baby if she would have had 2 and kept going or got drunk, bc I’ve never heard anyone say that their doctor okayed more than 1 glass of wine at a time.

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