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China says U.S. rights report filled with 'ideological prejudice'

China says U.S. rights report filled with 'ideological prejudice'
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Thursday a U.S. State Department human rights report critical of China was filled with "ideological prejudice and groundless accusations".

China hoped the United States would take a close look at its own rights record, ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a daily news briefing.

(Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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