H.Res.794 - Recognizing the 17th anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, in the People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 05/03/2006)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||06/12/2006 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||06/12/2006 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.Res.794 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (06/12/2006)
Expresses sympathy to the families of those killed, tortured, and imprisoned as a result of their participation in the democracy protests of June 3-4, 1989, in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, in the People's Republic of China (PRC), and to all the people of China who lack fundamental human rights.
Commends all persons who are peacefully advocating for democracy and human rights in China.
Calls upon those nations planning to participate in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to insist that China comply with the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights
Condemns the ongoing human rights abuses by the government of the PRC, and calls on that government to: (1) release all prisoners of conscience, and end the harassment, detention, and imprisonment of Chinese citizens exercising their legitimate freedoms of expression, association, and religion; (2) end censorship of free speech on the Internet and persecution of Internet dissidents; (3) end persecution of Falun Gong; (4) end organ harvesting that is not voluntary and noncommercial; (5) end the coercive one-child policy; (6) grant the United Nations High Commission on Refugees access to all refugees, and end forcible repatriations of refugees, particularly to North Korea; (7) close "re-education through labor" camps; and (8) release U.S. permanent residents Dr. Yang Jianli and Dr. Wang Bingzhang.