BEIJING: China on Friday slammed the US for a “terrible human rights record”, denouncing it for police brutality and global surveillance a day after Washington criticized Beijing’s own performance. In a report sourced mainly from US media, China said the US was “haunted by spreading guns, frequent occurrence of violent crimes, the excessive use of force by police”. It said that US intelligence had used “indiscriminate” torture against terrorist suspects, while “violating human rights in other countries” with drone strikes and mass surveillance programs. The document is released each year by China the day after the US State Department issues its annual global human rights report. Beijing does not release rights reports on other countries.