Nancy Pelosi advised the U.S. Olympic athletes not to speak out against the Chinese Communist Party's human rights abuses while in Beijing, saying the athletes shouldn't attempt "incurring the anger" of the "ruthless" CCP. The House speaker made the remarks during a Thursday testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, in which she slammed the Chinese government, denounced the International Olympic Committee for making China the host country, and praised the Biden Administration's diplomatic boycott of the Winter Games. [tweet_embed] February 6, 2022[/tweet_embed] "Make no mistake — our athletes should participate," Pelosi said. "They've trained, they're disciplined, they've dreamed, they've aspired, they've worked hard. But this year we must celebrate them from home as they compete in China." But Pelosi also suggested that she believes U.S. athletes should stay silent in China to avoid the Chinese government's wrath. "I would say to our athletes: You're there to compete. Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless," Pelosi said. "I know there is a temptation on the part of some to speak out while they are there. I respect that, but I also worry about what the Chinese government might do to their reputations and to their families." [tweet_embed] February 6, 2022[/tweet_embed] Pelosi added: "So, again, participate, let us celebrate from abroad, and don't risk thinking that there are any good intentions on the part of the People's Republic of China's government — because there are none." Some international athletes are reportedly planning on boycotting Friday's opening ceremony. The FBI on Monday urged all U.S. athletes competing in the Olympic Games in Beijing to leave their phones behind, warning of cybersecurity threats from technology linked to CCP repression. [tweet_embed] February 6, 2022[/tweet_embed] The bureau warned of "potential threats associated with mobile applications developed by untrusted vendors" and said those going to Olympics this month and the Paralympics in March should leave their personal devices home and consider burner phones instead. The 2022 Games have been called the "Genocide Olympics" by critics who believe the competition should not occur in a country accountable for human rights abuses. The United States concluded that the CCP is carrying out a genocide against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang in Western China. The Chinese companies that attend the Olympics will likely need to rely upon basic telecommunications, translation, and internet services are linked to China's military, Uyghur repression, or China's broader surveillance device. And the daily health app that Olympians must use has been charged with significant security flaws. [tweet_embed] February 6, 2022[/tweet_embed] Despite urging U.S. athletes to keep quiet while in China, Pelosi said the U.S. government should continue calling out China during the Olympics. "Over the next two weeks, it is our moral duty to shine a bright light on the many human rights violations being perpetrated by the host nation," the Democrat said.