The U.S. “wantonly infringed upon” civil rights and faced “rampant gun-related crime, China said.
On Thursday, China said that U.S. rights policies have gone from bad to worse, following of a State Department report on human rights around the world that criticized China’s “severe” crackdown on lawyers.
A report, issued by China’s State Council said that the U.S. “wantonly infringed upon” civil rights and faced “rampant gun-related crime.
However, since 1989, after the United States imposed sanctions on China after a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Human rights have long been a source of tension between two countries.
China’s report criticized the United States for inflicting civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq, excessive use of force by police, and U.S. eavesdropping on foreign nationals, including French politicians.
China’s report follows Wednesday’s release of the U.S. report, which criticized Beijing’s “severe” crackdown on Chinese lawyers and law firms handling cases China considers politically sensitive.