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Not to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I was happy to see this reported— that China’s  State Council Information Office has done its own assessment of US human rights, and found it lacking.

“The U.S. practice of throwing stones at others while living in a glass house is a testimony to the double standards and hypocrisy of the United States in dealing with its human rights issues,” said the Chinese report.

Not that China has anything to be proud of here, but the US human rights record is far from perfect.

This reminds me of another issue where the US, or many Americans, 13_08_1-chimney-steam-smoke_webseem especially hypocritical of China’s pollution problems. I did read that China had recently overtaken the US as the world’s worst polluter, but they also have five times the population. Per capita, the US pollutes three or four times what China does, and when in a similar stage of economic growth, the U.S. had horrible pollution problems.

It does not sit well with me to hear an American–like Hillary did recently–complain about China’s excessive carbon emissions.