BEIJING, April 18. /TASS/. China has turned the spotlight on the worsening social conditions plaguing the United States, where numerous cases of human rights violations have already become a "chronic systemic problem," Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin said Monday.
"We've taken note of the steadily deteriorating human rights situation in the United States. This is a chronic, systemic problem," he said during a briefing.
According to the Chinese diplomat, there are many facts indicating that the US government needs to deal with such long-standing problems as racial discrimination, crime and violence. Wang Wenbin also pointed to the weakness of the US legal system, which "benefits the wealthy and punishes the poor".
"The US is the only developed nation where there have been major emergencies involving firearms every year for the last 20 years," he added, recalling many instances of violence and lawbreaking which resulted in mass victims among Americans and foreigners.
"The United States lacks credibility insofar as accusing other countries of human rights violation is concerned," the Chinese Foreign Ministry official concluded.