Pelosi talks Tibet with China’s leadersMay 28th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 28 (ANI): US House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan CODEL met with China’s President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, and Wu Bangguo, the chairman of the National People’s Congress - and talked about North Korea and human rights abuses in Tibet.
Pelosi, a longtime critic of China’s record in Tibet, was greeted by pro-democracy protesters bearing a banner reading “Welcome Pelosi… SOS.”
For the first few days of her trip, Pelosi had emphasized her push for international environmental reforms, but in recent days she’s talked more about human rights.
“We had productive discussions about how the United States and China can cooperate on improving international security, growing our economies and protecting the environment,” Pelosi said in a statement after the Wednesday meeting.
“We urged the Chinese leaders to use their influence to help bring North Korea to the table for Six-Party Talks. On clean energy and climate change, both sides agreed to work together to confront the urgent challenge we face. Our delegation also emphasized the bipartisan concern in Congress on China’s poor record on human rights in China and Tibet.” (ANI)
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