One of the more amusing parlor games in Sino-American relations is the annual dance around human rights. Every year, it goes like this: the U.S. State Department releases a report critiquing the human rights situation around the world and, unsurprisingly, China's record comes out rather badly. In response, China fumes, arguing that human rights aren't so great in the U.S., either, so those Americans really ought to just mind their own business. So China releases its own report, pointing out American human rights violations.
This year's report, issued by China's State Council Information Office, is a doozy. There were sections on crime (called "victimizations"), gun control ("Another five overnight shootings occurred between Aug 12 and Aug 13 in Chicago"), civil rights (Occupy Wall Street!), political rights (The oft-neglected Patriot Act), police brutality, and on America's incarceration rate. The report also criticized America's high unemployment, income inequality, uneven access to health care, under-funded public education, gender inequality and, of course, racism. Last, but not least, there was a section detailing human rights violations America has caused in other countries.