BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- China issued on Thursday
the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2007 in response to the Country
Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007 issued by the U.S. Department of
State on Tuesday.
Released by the Information Office of China's State
Council, the Chinese report listed a multitude of cases to show the human rights
situation in the United States and its violation of human rights in other
The report says the United States attacks more than
190 countries and regions including China on their human rights issues, but
mentions nothing about its own human rights problems.
By publishing the Human Rights Record of the United
States in 2007, the report says it aims to "help the people have a better
understanding of the real situation in the United States and as a reminder for
the United States to reflect upon its own issues".
The report reviewed the human rights record of the
United States in 2007 from seven perspectives: on life and personal security, on
human rights violations by law enforcement and judicial departments, on civil
and political rights, on economic, social and cultural rights, on racial
discrimination, on rights of women and children and on the United States'
violation of human rights in other countries.
The report says the increase of violent crimes in the
United States poses a serious threat to its people's lives, liberty and personal
According to a FBI report on crime statistics
released in September 2007, 1.41 million violent crimes were reported nationwide
in 2006, an increase of 1.9 percent over 2005.
Of the violent crimes, the estimated number of
murders and no negligent manslaughters increased 1.8 percent, and that of
robberies increased 7.2 percent
Throughout 2006, U.S. residents age 12 or above experienced an estimated 25 million crimes of violence and theft, according to the FBI report.