Pelosi: Speaking Up for Human Rights in China Is About ‘Honoring Our Values’Epoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Feb. 18 that protecting human rights in China is about promoting American values, as well as defending U.S. national security and the economy. “I’ve been working on human rights in China for over 30 years since Tiananmen Square. It’s really important for the world to know that human rights are part of our value system,” Pelosi said during a press conference in response to a question by The Epoch Times. Better protection of human rights around the world is also about “our national security, it’s about our military and our strength. It’s about our economy,” she said. “We cannot sacrifice one for the other.” “I salute the administration for honoring our values. How we go about it, is just weighing the equities,” the House speaker said when asked about what policies the new administration should implement to change Beijing’s human rights practices. “[No …Read More

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