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China has taken to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to criticize the United States for their record on human rights, UN Watch reports. China sits on the UNHRC alongside Russia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, and other human rights abusers.
According to UN Watch, China issued nine demands of the United States in regard to the nation's alleged human rights abuses.
The first demand of China was that the United States tackles the issue of systemic racism and police brutality, while also demanding that the United States do more to fight xenophobia and religious intolerance.
China has a record of strict suppression against their own minority ethnic and religious groups, with the Muslim Uyghur population of northwestern China currently being subject to concentration camps rife with torture and sexual abuse. The Canadian government has described China's policy towards Uyghurs as "a clear attempt to eradicate Uyghur culture and religion."
China, a single-party state, also suggested that the United States take steps to combat political polarization. While the United States suffers from deep internal division due to competing visions of American society, China maintains unity by arresting and murdering protesters. The Chinese dictatorship told the UNHRC that the United States needs to address its mass-proliferation of guns as well, claiming it is required for the United States to guarantee the "right to life."
Other countries joined China in attacking the American human rights record, including Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia, according to the New York Post.
Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy which prohibits the practice of any religion other than Islam on their soil, called on the US to "enhance laws and legislation based on the abolition of all forms of discrimination," while North Korea, which operates its own network of concentration camps, called on the United States to "close illegal US secret detention facilities."
Russia, which has seen more than one journalist murdered per year since Vladimir Putin attained power in 2000, said the United States must "guarantee freedom of expression in the media.'
The United States left the UNHRC in 2018 over concerns that the UN body is biased against Israel. The Russian delegation also criticized this decision at the meeting. "The decision of the US to withdraw from the Human Rights Council showed once again the US' reluctance to have a civilized dialogue with the global community on human rights," argued the Russian delegation.
The tone of the meeting shifted when the subject turned to Libya. "We welcome Libya’s efforts to protect and promote human rights and appreciate their efforts to promote education, health and combat violence against women," said the Chinese delegate. Other countries which criticized the United States such as Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia, also joined with China to praise Libya's human rights record, again, ignoring their own failings.