China is being dubbed as the world’s “most prolific” executioner by a human rights watch dog group. Interestingly, the nation, which can be describe as world’s most notorious violator of human rights, has people who favor Donald Trump to become the next president of the United Sates of America.
According to Amnesty International, the high number of executions in 2015 was alarming. Specially, around 1,634 deaths were recorded. This is 50 percent higher in 2014. China is thought to be the top executioner in the world – this even with its numbers of killings not being accounted for in the report.
Amnesty noted that “available information indicates that thousands of people are executed and sentenced to death in China each year.” The organization did not provide figures for China because of concerns on how its government will use it. In a separate estimate done by Cornell Law School’s Death Penalty Worldwide, China was linked to at least 2,400 executions in 2014 or one execution per 562,500 persons.
“It’s still very opaque,” CNN quoted William Nee, Amnesty’s China researcher. “One of the paradoxes about the death penalty in China, is if it’s supposed to be a deterrent, you would think all death sentences should be made public,” Nee added.
On top of gaining a notorious reputation for executions, the nation is also making headlines for its people’s odd choice of political role model. Many Chinese would like for Donald Trump to win the presidency. According to Yahoo, even with the controversies plaguing Trump, including his constant advocacy for tariffs on Chinese imports, there are many Chinese favoring Trump. Specifically, the presidential candidate appeals to young Chinese who are traveling, spending and thinking more independently from their parents, the report said.
“To many Chinese who have affection for the controversial figure, Trump is more than a politician. The real estate tycoon’s reality TV show ‘The Apprentice I’ has a score of 8.8 out of 10 on Chinese media review site douban.com,” said state-run newspaper Global Times. The publication is often a basis for nationalistic views.