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Pelosi Piles Pressure On China Over Tibet.
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A leading US politician has delivered a hard-hitting attack on Beijing over what she called "Chinese oppression" in Tibet. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was commenting after meeting the Dalai Lama in India. She was leading a congressional delegation in a visit planned before unrest erupted in Tibet last week.

Pelosi said events there were "a challenge to the conscience of the world": "Nothing surprises me about the use of violence on the part of the Chinese government, but I would hope that world opinion would come down heavily on them saying, please don't act in a violent way."

The situation in Tibet has led to protests in several countries and there were more outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi today.

Campaigners are calling for a boycott of the summer's Olympics in Beijing. Despite Pelosi's strong words there is no indication the US or other Western natio



Added: Mar-22-2008 
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