Tired of getting criticized by the west for its egregious offenses against its citizens and blatant disregard of their rights, China remains not just non-apologetic–it’s striking back.
In a report just released from the country’s own report on human rights, released a day after the U.S. State Department issued its annual report, chastising the country because its human rights have “deteriorated, particularly the freedoms of expression, assembly, and association,” with Chinese forces reportedly committing “arbitrary or unlawful killings.”
According to CNN, China’s basically thumbing its nose at the U.S. report, claiming this country is one to talk. Citing the Occupy demonstrations that peppered the country this past year, the report claims they were rife with police brutality. It also claims the US has “fairly strict restrictions” on the Internet, citing the U.S. Patriot Act and Homeland Security Act, which the report says giving the federal government “or law enforcement organizations power to monitor and block any Internet content ‘harmful to national security.’”
Regardless of the propaganda, the facts remain. China is still a communist country, with National People’s Congress that meets two weeks out of the year to pass laws and legislation. The largest congress in the world. Almost 3000 representatives. And it meets two weeks a year? Oh, did I mention that the Communist Party appoints the majority of the representatives–they are not elected by the populace. While the NPChas moved away from just rubber stamping what the government wants–it’s a rare day that legislation endorsed by the government doesn’t pass.
Face it, as frustrating as it can be to deal with politics here in America, try China on for size. The country is still wiping egg off its face in the wake of the highly-publicized case of blind activist Chen Guangchen who fled that country for asylum here. I haven’t heard of anyone defecting to China recently.