Dharamshala: Amidst the flurry of diplomatic boycotts of the Beijing Olympics announced by the nations including the US, UK, Canada, India, and many more etc. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China held a hearing on the Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday, a day before the opening of the games.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi who testified on hearing before the CECC declared it was the urgent moral duty to shine a bright light on the many human rights violations being perpetrated by the Chinese government yet cautioned the US athletes to refrain from the risk of angering the ‘ruthless China’.
“While we fully support and root for our athletes, we cannot and will not be silent on human rights in China,” Speaker Pelosi remarked adding that the US and the international community know the truth of China’s gross rights violations and genocide of the Uyghurs, Tibetans and Hong Kongers despite China’s repetitive attempts to cover up the truth of its human rights record.
“Many in Congress have fought to ensure that the world remembers the truth of the PRC’s human rights record and to hold them accountable including by seeking to deny them the honour of hosting the Olympics”.
“Now the IOC aided by the corporate sponsors once again turns a blind eye to the 2022 Winter Olympics”.
“If we do not speak out against the human rights violations in China because of commercial interest we lose all moral authority to speak out against human rights violations anywhere,” said Speaker Pelosi.
While the games are being held, the US Congress affirms to take bold actions against China to defend the human rights of those suffering under its regime.
Following the recent enactment of the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act in December last year, the US is once again prepared to advance another act aimed at increasing America’s competitiveness with China. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 proposes to reinvigorate the innovation engine of the country’s economy to outcompete China by providing new vistas for talented individuals from across the world.
“To all those suffering under the regime of PRC, America sees you, America stands with you, America will continue to fight for you,” concluded Speaker Pelosi.