China's Documentation of US Human Rights Abuses - by Stephen Lendman
On March 11, the US State Department issued its "2009 Human Rights Report: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau)," calling the People's Republic of China (PRC) "an authoritarian state in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) constitutionally is the paramount source of power," practicing:
-- "cultural and religious repression;"
-- harassment of human rights activists;
-- harassment and disbarment of lawyers who defend them;
-- control of free expression, the Internet, and access to it;
-- extrajudicial killings;
-- torture and coerced confessions of prisoners;
-- use of forced labor, including prison labor;
-- monitoring, harassing, detaining, arresting, and imprisoning "journalists, writers, dissidents, activists, petitioners, and defense lawyers and their families;"
-- denial of due process;
-- political control of courts and judges;
-- administrative detentions and prolonged illegal ones;
-- "tight restriction (on) freedom to assemble, practice religion, and travel;"
-- failure "to protect refugees and asylum-seekers adequately;"
-- forced repatriations of North Koreans;