China hits back at US in human rights report, denounces drone strikes
BEIJING (AFP) - China on Friday issued a report on human rights in the US, denouncing it for foreign drone strikes, state-sponsored spying and "rampant" gun crime after Washington criticised its rights record.
Beijing said the US "concealed and avoided mentioning its own human rights problems", such as a government-run intelligence programme known as PRISM which it said "seriously infringes on human rights".
The document came after the State Department issued its annual global human rights report on Thursday.
China regularly produces a statement on the US in response. It does not release rights reports aimed at other countries.