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Pelosi says U.S. athletes should not anger “ruthless” Chinese government at Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that the United States had a moral duty to condemn China’s rights abuses, but urged U.S. athletes not to risk angering the “ruthless” Chinese government, a day before the opening of the Beijing Olympics.

Pelosi, speaking at a Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing, said the International Olympic Committee “turns a blind eye” to Beijing’s rights violations.

Source: Reuters/

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers remarks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2022. Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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