HOUSE RESOLUTION 794 JUNE 12, 2006
RECOGNIZING THE 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MASSACRE IN TIANANMEN SQUARE, BEIJING, IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Prime Sponsor: Mr. Christopher H. Smith (NJ)
H.Res. 794, Engrossed in the House on June 12, 2006
H. Res. 794
In the House of RepresentativesSUMMARY:
- 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.
Text of H.Res. 794 [.pdf]