SPOTLIGHT

October 10, 2013 : Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Washington, DC—The bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China has released its 2013 Annual Report on human rights and rule of law developments in China, which it is required to do by October 10 of each year.

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US Congress resolutions and acts on Tibet

The United States Congress has passed a number of resolutions and acts.

The "Tibet Policy Act" of 2002 can be considered as most important piece of legislation the US Congress has passed.

Please see herunder a list of most recent resolutions and acts passed by the US Congress (external links, International Campaign for Tibet).

  • Senate Resolution 356
    The Resolution urges China to reverse Tibet policies in wake of self-immolations and shooting of Tibetans

  • Senate Resolution 2784
    The bill (S. 2784) to award a congressional gold medal to Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights, and religious understanding, was considered, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.
  • Senate Resolution 483
    Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the detention of Tibetan political prisoners by the Government of the People's Republic of China.
  • Senate Resolution 212
    Welcoming His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and recognizing his commitment to non-violence, human rights, freedom, and democracy.
  • House Resolution 157
    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the People's Republic of China should, as a gesture of goodwill and in order to promote human rights, immediately release all prisoners of conscience, including Phuntsog Nyidron.
  • House Resolution 410
    Whereas Jiang Zemin, President of the People's Republic of China, is scheduled to visit the United States in October of 2002.
  • House Resolution 476
    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding several individuals who are being held as prisoners of conscience by the Chinese Government for their involvement in efforts to end the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
  • Senate Resolution 252
    Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding human rights violations in Tibet, the Panchen Lama, and the need for dialogue between the Chinese leadership and the Dalai Lama or his representatives.
  • House Resolution 357
    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the recognition of the authorities of Tibet who are currently exiled in Dharamsala, India, as the legitimate representatives of Tibet.
  • House Resolution 4444: Permanent Normal Trade Relations With China
    To authorize extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the People's Republic of China, and to establish a framework for relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China. Passed in the House and Senate, and signed into law October 10, 2000.
  • House Resolution 389
    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to a dialog between the People's Republic of China and Tibet.
  • Senate Concurrent Resolution 103
    Expressing the sense of the Congress in support of the recommendations of the International Commission of Jurists on Tibet and on United States policy with regard to Tibet.