Yes, but can you imagine the shellacking from the press or the public demonstrations against that policy in China. How does China suppress that. With violence? Disappearances, trumped up trials?*Cough*WMD*Cough*
The list of countries whose governments have lied and continue to lie resulting in massive deaths actively caused by those lies is pretty long, yet our response seems pretty muted when it doesn't serve our national interests to level criticism.
If a behaviour is wrong, it's wrong for everyone. If it's not wrong for everyone, it's not wrong.