BEIJING –issued a “Most Wanted” list of 21 rioters Friday — shown in grainy photos waving knives and fighting during last week’s violence over Chinese rule in Tibet. Thousands of troops continued to push into western China to contain unrest.
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gave support to the Tibetan cause on a visit to the , calling China’s crackdown “a challenge to the conscience of the world.”
Her criticism added to a chorus of international concern over‘s harsh response to the anti-government protests, as China sought to blame supporters of the Tibetan spiritual leader for unrest that is posing the biggest challenge in two decades to Beijing’s control of Tibet.
“If freedom-loving people throughout the world do not speak out against China’s oppression in China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world,” Pelosi told a cheering crowd in, seat of the Dalai Lama’s government-in-exile.