H.R.4851 - Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] (Introduced 06/12/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/08/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.|
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Summary: H.R.4851 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/12/2014)
Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of State to submit an annual, publicly-available report to Congress containing: (1) an assessment of the level of access Chinese authorities granted U.S. diplomats, journalists, and tourists to Tibetan areas in China; (2) a list of the persons in senior leadership positions in Tibet Autonomous Region and other specified provinces, prefectures, and autonomous entities; and (3) a list of the persons in senior leadership positions at the national and regional levels as defined by this Act.
Makes certain listed persons ineligible for U.S entry under specified circumstances.
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) reciprocity forms the basis of diplomatic law and the practice of mutual exchanges between countries; (2) consular access should be given on a reciprocal basis; and (3) the Secretary, when granting Chinese diplomats access to parts of the United States, should take into account the extent to which China grants U.S. diplomats access to parts of China, including the level of access to Tibetan areas.