Try to read this without laughing (or crying):
China, host of the summer Olympics, is an authoritarian nation that denies its people basic human rights and freedoms, harasses journalists and foreign aid workers and tortures prisoners, the United States charged Tuesday.
China is still among the world’s human rights abusers despite rapid economic growth that has transformed large parts of Chinese society, the State Department said in an annual accounting of human rights practices around the world.
Sheesh. Why are we being so judgmental? I mean, what if they were facing a ticking time-bomb scenario? I mean, there are people out there who want to kill the Chinese, so we should cut them some latitude.