Nancy Pelosi: 43 years ago, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed the Taiwan Relations Act. It set out America’s commitment to a democratic Taiwan, providing the framework for an economic and diplomatic relationship. Pelosi: In recent years, Beijing has dramatically intensified tensions with Taiwan. Beijing is squeezing Taiwan economically, pressuring global corporations to cut ties with the island, and clamping down on tourism from the PRC. Pelosi says the visit is part of a broader trip to the Pacific, focused on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region with free and free access to the world. The visit in no way contradicts the long-standing one-China policy, guided by the Taiwan relations Act of 1979.
China's brutal crackdown against Hong Kong's political freedoms and human rights casts promises of ‘one-country, two-systems’ into the dustbin. In Tibet, the CCP has long led a campaign to erase the Tibetan people’s language, culture, religion and identity. In Xinjiang, Beijing is perpetrating genocide