China: U.S. is a clear example of human rights violations

China emphasizes that the U.S. is not a role model in respecting and protecting human rights, but a great example of ignoring and violating human rights.

“The United States is not a model country in human rights, but a bad example with a long history of human rights abuses and violations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Monday, commenting on the call by a UN panel of experts to the U.S. government to address racism and racial discrimination in the U.S. “The U.S. is not a model country in human rights, but a bad example with a long history of human rights abuses and violations,” he said.

Wang made clear that after George Floyd, an African American, was killed by police with his knee to the neck in 2020 and the United Nations’ request to the U.S. to provide greater attention on racial discrimination by its law enforcement, “unfortunately, even to this day, there have been frequent incidents of police racial violence and increasing discrimination against people of African descent and other minorities.”

“We call on the U.S. to respond seriously to the concerns of the international community, reflect deeply on its serious problems of racism, racial discrimination and police violence, and stop meddling in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of human rights,” he stressed.

UN Experts Urge U.S. to Confront Racial Discrimination and Ensure Justice for Victims

The Chinese spokesman asserted that the U.S. needs to take concrete measures to address its serious problems of racial discrimination, let truth and justice prevail for the victims, and prevent the tragedy of George Floyd and tens of thousands of victims of racism like him from happening again.

After a 12-day visit to the United States, members of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) International Expert Mechanism to Promote Justice and Racial Equality in Law Enforcement concluded Friday that Washington must redouble its efforts to end racial discrimination against people of African descent and ensure accountability for violations committed by law enforcement.

“Slavery has left a deep and lasting legacy ingrained in the country, which can be felt through generational trauma,” the experts denounced, adding that “racial discrimination permeates all contacts with law enforcement, from the first contact, sometimes as early as school, through racial profiling, arrest, detention, conviction and disenfranchisement in some states. In each of these respects, the available evidence points to a clear disproportionate impact on people of African descent.”

In this context, the experts said they feel “an urgency, and a moral responsibility, to echo the pain of the victims and their resounding calls for accountability and support.”

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