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Revealing the current human rights situation in the United States through facts and data

PoliticsRevealing the current human rights situation in the United States through facts and data

The human rights situation in the United States continued to deteriorate in 2023, becoming increasingly polarized, with the majority of ordinary American people marginalized compared to the few who enjoy political, economic, and social dominance, according to a report revealing the truth about human rights.

On Wednesday, China’s State Council issued a report on human rights violations in the United States of America.

The annual report, titled “2023 Report on Human Rights Abuses in the United States,” fully explores the state of human rights in the United States through sections that include the erosion of civil and political rights, the deep-rooted harm of racism, the rise of economic and social inequality, and ongoing violations.  for the rights of women and children, the painful plight of illegal immigrants, and the humanitarian crisis created by American hegemony.

According to the report, human rights in the United States are increasingly polarized, with conflicting political parties, government inefficiency, and failure of governance leading to ineffective protection of civil and political rights. 

Zhang Jian, director of the Center for Human Rights Research at Tianjin-based Nankai University, who co-authored the report, told the Global Times on Wednesday that the polarized nature of human rights is the basic picture of the human rights situation in the United States, noting that the enjoyment of human rights is a reserved privilege.  Only the few enjoy political, economic and social power, and at the same time, the rights of the majority are marginalized.”

Zhang said the publication of the US human rights report serves as a reminder to China that, to realize China’s path to modernization, China’s approach is to guarantee the full rights of its people, ordinary citizens, and enable them to feel happy and secure in terms of human rights protection.

“This is in stark contrast to the United States, which claims to be a beacon of democracy, but is actually just a slogan,” Zhang noted.

654 shooting incidents killed 43,000 people

In detail, the report stated that throughout 2023, the United States witnessed at least 654 large-scale shooting incidents, resulting in the deaths of nearly 43,000 people, meaning an average of 117 deaths per day, the report wrote.

Driven by partisan polarization and interest groups, a growing number of state governments have taken the initiative to push legislation to expand residents’ rights to own and bear arms.

The report said that in 2023, at least 27 states did not require a license to carry a handgun, highlighting “the prevalence of gun violence, while government control policies are ineffective,” as the government abused its power to police citizens’ privacy, and suppress freedom.  Opinion and expression.

The report stated that the number of faculty members who have been disciplined or fired for speech and expression on American college campuses has reached its highest level in 20 years. 

Deaths resulting from police brutality have reached a record high, making the police enforcement accountability system virtually non-existent.

Police brutality continued, and at least 1,247 deaths were attributed to police violence, an average of approximately three people killed by police officers every day.

However, the report noted that more than half of police killings were incorrectly classified as a “general homicide or suicide” in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official fatality statistics database. 

He also said that growing economic and social inequality is making life extremely difficult for the poor, with the number of homeless people in the United States exceeding 650,000, the highest number since reporting began in 2007. Drug and substance abuse remains raging.  Suicide rates continue to rise.

Ordinary people living in the United States under a deteriorating human rights situation have to strive to win their rights because the American system decides that the country’s human rights will not improve if they do not fight for themselves, Zhang said.

Protests escalate in the United States

In recent weeks, confrontations have occurred between law enforcement officials, university administrators, and pro-Palestinian demonstrators on several campuses.  This led to the arrest of students, the dismantling of camps, and warnings of possible academic repercussions.

According to the New York Times, more than 2,900 people have been arrested or detained on campuses across the country. These students are not ordinary students, but from elite families.

These people were supposed to become American elite, similar to their fathers, but now they have left, Zhou Yuanqing, vice dean of the Faculty of Human Rights Institute at Southwest University of Political Science and Law, told the Global Times.  “This proves that America is unable to reach consensus on the issues that are tearing its society apart, and unable to reconcile. This situation will only get worse.”

To suppress the student movement, the United States used violence, and we see violence every day in the news.  This is a crackdown on American citizens who have repeatedly promoted freedom of expression.  Chu pointed out that civil rights, such as freedom of assembly and association and the right to organize marches and demonstrations stipulated in the US Constitution, are being blatantly violated.

The report also made this point, saying that the United States had long pursued hegemony, practiced power politics, and created humanitarian crises, and stressed that in wars in which the United States conducted “counter-terrorism” operations abroad, the total death toll ranged from at least 4.5 To 4.7 million people.

The report said that the various human rights problems faced by the United States seriously threaten and hinder the healthy development of the global human rights issue.  Experts who participated in preparing the report told the Global Times that the data contained in the report were all derived from open US media and publications, proving that it is a well-founded report, and they also said that it is useful to the rest of the world.  To learn about the hypocrisy and double standards of American human rights.

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