Friday, March 21, 2008

Pelosi Denounces China's Tibet Crackdown

Published: March 21, 2008

DHARMSALA, India (AP) -- House speaker Nancy Pelosi called on the world Friday to denounce China's crackdown of anti-government protests in Tibet, calling the crisis ''a challenge to the conscience of the world.''

Pelosi, one of the fiercest Congressional critics of China, was greeted by cheering Tibetans as she arrived to meet the Dalai Lama. She is the first major official to visit the leader of Tibet's exile community since peaceful protests turned violent last week in the Chinese-ruled region.

''If freedom loving people throughout the world do not speak out against China and the Chinese in Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak out on human rights,'' Pelosi said before a crowd of thousands of Tibetans, including monks and schoolchildren.

''The situation in Tibet is a challenge to the conscience of the world,'' she said. Full Article Link

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those calling for "Free Tibet" without also calling for the return of the land to Natives of America, Canada, South America, South Africa, Australia,Siberia....etc are hypocrits and racially discriminating.