U.S. State Department critical of Chinese human rights

U.S. State Department critical of Chinese human rights

POSTED: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 8:34am

China hit back friday at the U.S. State Department's annual survey of human rights, saying that only the Chinese people could pass judgment on their country's advances. In it's annual report, the State Department said that China has stepped up efforts to silence activists.

The report said that Chinese authorities are resorting to extra-legal measures including enforced disappearance and house arrest to keep dissidents quiet. China is rejecting the criticism saying providing food, clothing, housing and economic growth are far more relevant for developing countries like it than rights.

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