China may be the up and coming groovy country and America slipping into debt soaked decline but the two still continue to spar with the Americans stepping up first at the UN Human Rights Council and criticizing China’s crackdown on human rights and its detentions of lawyers and activists.
With a nod towards China's military aspiration in the South China Sea, the American ambassador described them as 'unacceptable, out of step with the expectations of the international community, and a challenge to the rule-based international order' and cited a 'very worrying pattern' regarding detention of political activists, lawyers and journalists.
China then took their turn at the podium and flagged up Americas own less than white Human Right record including 'prison abuse at Guantanamo prison, rampant gun violence racism and deep-rooted racism'.
The Chinese ambassador concluded with: 'The United States conducts large-scale extra-territorial eavesdropping, uses drones to attack other countries innocent civilians, its troops on foreign soil commit rape and murder of local people. It conducts kidnapping overseas and uses black prisons'.
The transition of power from West to East may not go as smoothly as expected as America won't let go of their superpower status easily while China refuse to be bullied by the old guard.