China issues tit-for-tat report on US human rights situation

BEIJING (AP) — China has issued its annual tit-for-tat report on human rights in the United States, saying money and family connections are corrupting American politics.

The report issued by the Cabinet’s State Council Information Office on Thursday also cited gun crime and excessive use of force by police. It says no substantial progress in the economic and social rights of U.S. citizens had been made in the past year.

The report says the U.S. was also guilty of rights violations outside its borders, citing estimates of civilian deaths in Iraqi and Syrian airstrikes and the monitoring of foreign citizens’ communications.

China publishes such reports each year in response to the U.S. State Department’s annual report on China’s human rights situation issued on Wednesday, which this year highlighted repression against civil society.

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