Summary: S.Res.271 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/26/1996)

Calls for the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the United Kingdom to uphold their international obligations specified in the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong of 1984, including the commitment to an elected legislature in Hong Kong after June 30, 1997.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that the establishment of an appointed legislature would be a violation of the Joint Declaration and the PRC should allow the Legislative Council elected in September 1995 to serve its full elected term.

Urges the President and the Secretary of State to communicate to the PRC and to the Hong Kong Government and Legislative Council full U.S. support for Hong Kong's autonomy and U.S. interest in full compliance by both the PRC and Great Britain with the Joint Declaration as a matter of international law.