Pelosi voiced support for Dalai Lama during China visit

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as she arrives for a bilateral meeting at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in BeijingTibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, enjoys strong support in the United States, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told Chinese officials during a visit this week to the Himalayan region, while expressing concern about human rights there. Pelosi, a long-time critic of China’s human rights record, was leading a senior U.S. Congressional delegation on a rare visit to Tibet, which China has ruled with an iron fist since 1950, when it was “peacefully liberated” by communist forces.

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