BEIJING: China has issued its annual tit-for-tat report on human rights in the United States, saying money and family connections are corrupting American politics.

The report issued by the Cabinet's State Council Information Office on Thursday also cited gun crime and excessive use of force by police. It says no substantial progress in the economic and social rights of U.S. citizens had been made in the past year.

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According to China's Xinhua news agency, figures cited in the report say that civil rights were wantonly infringed upon in the US in 2015 with rampant gun-related crimes and excessive use of force by police.

It says that there were a total of 51,675 gun violence incidents in the US last year leaving 13,136 killed and 26,493 injured, adding tha the US police shot dead 965 people last year as of December 24.

The report claims that no substantial progress concerning the economic and social rights of American citizens was made in the year as more than 560,000 homeless people 33 million people are still waiting for healthcare insurance.

It also quotes figures to show that the United States continued to trample on human rights in other countries, causing tremendous civilian casualties.

From August 2014 to December 2015, the United States launched 3,965 air strikes in Iraq and 2,823 in Syria, causing an estimated number of civilian deaths between 1,695 and 2,239.

The report criticizes US for its overseas monitoring projects, claiming it infringes privacy of citizens of other countries, adding that US authorities have bugged the phones of three French presidents and other senior French officials.

"Though the United States repeatedly vowed to defend human rights, it still has not ratified core human rights conventions of the UN, and took an uncooperative attitude towards international human rights issues," reads the report.

China publishes such reports each year in response to the US State Department's annual report .

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