China: US saw no improvement in existing issues

China has just released a report on human rights in the United States in 2014. The report pointed out that the US made no improvement in tackling existing human rights issues over the past year, and numerous new problems have arisen.

The report quotes FBI figures that say there were an estimated 1.2 million violent crimes reported in 2013. Among them, 14 thousand were murders, 80 thousand rapes, and the remaining either robberies or aggravated assaults. The report also says that US citizens' political rights are not properly protected.

As reported in December 2014, only nine percent of Americans approved of the country's Congress in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. Economically, the unemployment rate in the US during January 2015 stood at 5.7 percent, with some nine million people jobless -- 2.8 million of them unemployed for 27 weeks or longer.

In addition, there are also issues of racial and institutional discrimination against ethnic minorities, inadequate protection of women's and children's rights, and violations of human rights in other countries.