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China releases article exposing “U.S.-style human rights” crisis magnified by COVID-19

Xinhua Published: 2020-06-11 11:13:26

The China Society for Human Rights Studies on Thursday issued an article titled “The COVID-19 Pandemic Magnifies the Crisis of ‘U.S.-Style Human Rights’.”

A crowd gives the Pledge of Allegiance while supporting Bobby Catone, the owner of a Staten Island tanning salon, May 28, 2020, in New York. [Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan]

A crowd gives the Pledge of Allegiance while supporting Bobby Catone, the owner of a Staten Island tanning salon, May 28, 2020, in New York. [Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan]

The U.S. government’s self-interested, short-sighted, inefficient, and irresponsible response to the pandemic has caused the tragedy in which about 2 million Americans became infected with the virus and more than 110,000 have died from it, the article said.

It has exposed the long-existing and now deteriorating problems in the United States, such as a divisive society, the polarization between the rich and the poor, racial discrimination, and the inadequate protection of the rights and interests of vulnerable groups, according to the article.

“This has led the American people into grave human rights disasters,” it read.

The article pointed out that the U.S. government has ignored the pandemic warnings, prioritized capital interests and politicized the anti-pandemic endeavor in its COVID-19 response.

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