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China to US: Correct your ways

China says US should ‘correct its ways’ following Senate report

China says the United States should correct its ways and respect international conventions following the release of a US Senate report that showed the CIA misled the public on its torture program.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, said on Wednesday, “China has consistently opposed torture. We believe that the US side should reflect on this, correct its ways and earnestly respect and follow the rules of related international conventions.”
On December 9, the US Senate Intelligence Committee released a truncated report into the CIA’s so-called Terror War, which detailed torture techniques used during the term of former President George W. Bush.
The CIA acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged to the public, the report noted.
Based on the report, the CIA employed brutal techniques such as waterboarding, physical abuse and threats of sexual abuse to interrogate the so-called terror suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
US President Barack Obama criticized the timing of the release of the report, while also admitting that the harsh “interrogation tactics” were “brutal” and “constituted torture.”
The 6,200-page report is the result of a five-year Senate investigation into the 6.3 million documents reviewing the failures of the CIA that ran “the enhanced interrogation” program during the Bush administration.