S.Res.524 - A resolution reaffirming the strong support of the United States for the 2002 declaration of conduct of parties in the South China Sea among the member states of ASEAN and the People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/23/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||08/02/2012 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.|
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Summary: S.Res.524 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (08/02/2012)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Reaffirms U.S. support for the 2002 declaration of conduct of parties in the South China Sea among the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China.
Urges all parties to exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities that would complicate disputes and stability, including refraining from inhabiting presently uninhabited islands, reefs, shoals, and other features.
Supports a diplomatic process by all claimants for resolving outstanding territorial and jurisdictional disputes.
Supports U.S. Armed Forces operations in the Western Pacific, including in the South China Sea, in support of freedom of navigation, the maintenance of peace, respect for international law, and unimpeded lawful commerce.