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105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
S. RES. 105

Expressing the Sense of the Senate that the people of the United States 
   wish the people of Hong Kong good fortune as they embark on their 
 historic transition of sovereignty from Great Britain to the People's 
                           Republic of China.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 27, 1997

  Mr. Lieberman (for himself, Mr. Mack, Mr. Lott, Mr. Murkowski, Mr. 
Helms, Mr. Coverdell, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Robb, Mr. Thomas, Mr. McCain, 
  Mr. Nickles, Mr. Roth, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Craig) submitted the 
        following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the Sense of the Senate that the people of the United States 
   wish the people of Hong Kong good fortune as they embark on their 
 historic transition of sovereignty from Great Britain to the People's 
                           Republic of China.

Whereas at one minute past midnight on July 1, 1997, Hong Kong will cease to be 
        a colonial possession of Great Britain and will return to Chinese 
        sovereignty;
Whereas the people of Hong Kong enjoy civil liberties and political freedoms 
        based on the democratic rule of law and the functions of a free market;
Whereas the People's Republic of China has promised through international 
        agreements and Chinese law to preserve Hong Kong's way of life and to 
        grant the people of Hong Kong substantial autonomy in self-government;
Whereas the United States is committed through the Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 
        to monitoring, advocating and reporting on the continuation of Hong 
        Kong's freedoms under Chinese rule; and
Whereas the United States enjoys a longstanding commercial, cultural and 
        political relationship with Hong Kong and a developing relationship with 
        the People's Republic of China: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that--
            (1) the people of the United States wish good fortune to 
        the people of Hong Kong as they embark on their historic 
        transition of sovereignty;
            (2) the United States urges the People's Republic of China 
        to honor both the spirit and the letter of its commitments to 
        accord Hong Kong substantial autonomy as a separate 
        administrative region in a China characterized as ``one 
        country, two systems'';
            (3) the executive branch should exercise due diligence in 
        enforcing the terms and conditions of the Hong Kong Policy Act 
        of 1992 and subsequent acts and provisions concerning the 
        protection of civil liberties and the rule of law in Hong Kong;
            (4) the United States looks forward to continuing its 
        close, productive relationship with the people of Hong Kong; 
        and
            (5) the United States hopes to develop a positive, 
        productive relationship with the People's Republic of China 
        based upon shared respect for human dignity and responsible 
        behavior in the international community of nations.
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