The US accuses China of these "serious human rights abuses": "While citing the release of several well-known Chinese dissidents, the report accused China of numerous "instances of extrajudicial killings, torture and mistreatment of prisoners, forced confessions, arbitrary arrest and detention, lengthy incommunicado detention, and denial of due process." How ironic that the US isn't exactly squeaky clean when it comes to these charges! Let's see, extrajudicial killings (the murky area of international law when the US killed those Al Qaeda guys in Yemen with a predator drone missle?), torture and mistreatment of prisoners (Guantanamo Bay Al Qaeda prisoners??, and when it serves our interests to send a top Al Qaeda guy to a foreign country, so they can torture him for info, thats ok), arbitrary arrest and detention (those 1,000+ guys rounded up in the dragnet after 9/11? it can't be any clearer), denial of due process (can anyone say Jose Padilla??). Not to mention, the US holds a rather dubious distinction of being one of the few democracies in the world to execute the mentally retarded and juvenille offenders. To think we can stand on some kind of moral high ground, supremely above all others, and then lecture others on human rights, no wonder we don't have much popularity in the world.