Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat This time it’s not even surprising, because throughout her political life, Pelosi Has a History of Prodding China Over Human Rights
The BBC reports that Nancy Pelosi has been a member of parliament for nearly 40 years as speaker of the House of Representatives who regularly criticizes China. But it has never been more evident than in a trip to Beijing in 1991 showing up in Tiananmen Square and unfurling a banner honoring dissidents killed in the 1989 protests.
Mrs. Pelosi is now 82 years old, but she is still active and doesn’t hide her frequent expressions of confrontation with China, including her close acquaintance with the Dalai Lama, a Tibetan spiritual leader. exile from Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule.
Mrs. Pelosi is also one of the behind-the-scenes. drive the decision of the US government last year that came out pointing out that China committed crimes against humanity and possibly the genocide of the Uighurs
“If you cannot stand up for human rights in China because of commercial interests, you lose all moral authority to speak out for it in any place,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is the most senior US official to Taiwan since 1997. This leg of the trip is not backed by US President Joe Biden, and with US-China tensions continuing to run high, even White House officials reportedly tried to dissuade her. Mr. Biden recently told reporters “The military thinks it’s not a good idea”.
But Ms. Pelosi, who previously did not confirm that he would go to Taiwan, immediately countered that “I think supporting Taiwan is important.”
She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on 26 March 1940 as Nancy D’Alesandro. Her father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr, represented Maryland in the House and was the Mayor of Baltimore between 1947 and 1959
She later worked as a volunteer Democratic organizer. Earning a reputation as a highly effective fund-raiser for the Democrats in California.
Until she was 47 years old and the youngest of five children she had with her husband Paul Pelosi, a financier. Has attended the university that Mrs. Pelosi has run for election by Mrs. Sala Burton
Burton died in 1983 and was succeeded by his wife, Sala, who, shortly before her death in 1987, urged Pelosi to run for the seat. She narrowly won a special election and was reelected in 1988 to a full term. Pelosi easily won subsequent elections in her overwhelmingly Democratic district.
Pelosi attended the Democratic Party for the first time at the age of 12 and attended President John F Kennedy’s inauguration ceremony when she was 20.
Pelosi is the first and only woman to serve as speaker of the House. Pelosi was first elected to the U.S. House in a special election in 1987. Pelosi easily won subsequent elections in her overwhelmingly Democratic district.
Thus, Pelosi’s political agenda is not limited only to China. Pelosi was a major opponent of the Iraq War since 2003 and Pelosi has long supported LGBT rights since the 1980s-1990s At that time, the LGBT rights matter was not in US politics at all.
BBC considering her role and political ideology, this trip to Taiwan of Mrs. Pelosi. This further reinforces her stance against the rule of the Communist Party of China which see that Taiwan has no sovereignty of its own and is a province in mainland China that someday China wants to return to China again even if it requires military force.
Reference : BBCNEWS