The United States has slammed China for its human rights violations in the country.
Talking to reporters in Washington, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the abuses in China, Iran, South Sudan and Nicaragua in the state department’s annual reports on Human Rights Practices. He said, China was in a league of its own, when it comes to human rights violations.
Head of State Department’s human rights and democracy bureau Michael Kozak said, the sort of abuses China had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen since the 1930s. He said it is one of the most serious human rights violations in the world today.
In response to this, China’s Foreign Ministry said, the report was filled with ideological prejudice and groundless accusations. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a daily news briefing today that China hoped the United States would take a close look at its own rights record.