China said it was "resolutely opposed" to North Korea’s latest nuclear test as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is visiting the country, called on Beijing to use its influence to rein in Pyongyang, AP reported. Pelosi said she and other members of her delegation would ask Chinese leaders to push for a resumption of the six-party talks focused on ending the North’s nuclear development program. This statement apart, the speaker stuck to discussing environmental issues rather than human rights. Pelosi toured Shanghai on Monday and, although she told members of the city’s American Chamber of Commerce that she would "continue to speak out for human rights in China and around the world," she added that protecting the environment is a human rights issue, according to a copy of the speech distributed to journalists. Pelosi’s presence reportedly galvanized human rights protestors in Beijing who gathered near the city’s south railway station on Monday morning.
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