China delivered a major â€œBOOP!â€ Thursday, when the foreign ministry said the U.S. had no place to slam other countries on their human rights records when itâ€™s battling its own racism problems at home.
Citing the killings of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement and a scathing and disturbing U.S. Senate report on the torture of detainees under George W. Bushâ€™s administration, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei called the U.S. out on its hypocrisy and â€œpoor record.â€
The pretty spot-on comments come after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus issued statements Wednesday mentioning the case of the imprisoned Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
â€œThe United States has no right to pose as arbiters and at every turn point their fingers at other countriesâ€™ human rights as racism and mistreatment of prisoners and other serious problems in the United States are facts now known to all,â€ Hong told a daily news briefing.
China and the United States often spar about each otherâ€™s human rights records, and on Wednesday, Beijing urged Washington to â€œcorrect its waysâ€ following the torture report.
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