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Jun 29, 2017 11:59am EDT
its sovereignty over hong kong to china. beijing promised to have universal sufficient radges and ultimate aims and other freedoms. this promise remains unfulfilled. a new chief executive was elected, not by the people of hong kong, but a committee who has close ties to the chinese government. human rights groups have documented growing threats to judicial independence. hong kong's freedoms are a grave -- at grave risk. the president will visit hong kong to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover. some protesters have already been detained, including joshua wong, and nathan law. mr. speaker, i hold all members of this chamber to speak out in support of democracy and autonomy for hong kong. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, today i want to address illegal immigration, what house rep
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2017 3:59pm EDT
resolution 67, urging the government of the people's republic of china release leo chavo and his wife. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the concurrent resolution. the clerk: house condition curent resolution 67, concurrent resolution urging the people's republic of china one onditionally release along with his wife to freely meet with friends, family and counsel and seek medical treatment wherever they desire. the speaker pro tempore: is there any objection to the consideration of the concurrent resolution? without objection, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider s laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that my name be removed as a co-sponsor for h.r. 60. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that my name be removed as co-sponsor of h.r. 353. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. for
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2017 3:59pm EDT
quote kingdom handed hang congress over to china, the chinese government promised a high degree of autonomy for the territory in the joint declaration on the question of hong kong. providing for independent executive legislature and ensuring that freedom of press, prohibiting the central government from interfering in the affairs that hong kong administers on its own rg according to the basic law. and pledging a path to niversal suffrage. in 1997 when the handover occurred, people thought they would achieve the free democratic future they deserved but two decades later we see china's promise of one country, two systems is not being met. the chinese have not honored that promise and the british government has ignored it. since 2014's umbrella revolution, the people of hang congress have had harsh restrictions on their freedom. hong kong's pro-beijing government is slashing lawmakers with expensive lawsuits and a backhanded attempt to disqualify them from their seats. people's access are being rounded up and detained by hundreds for exercising their rights to protest the new governme
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2017 5:59pm EDT
. the legislation calls or urges the government of the peoples republic of china to together with his wife to allow them to meet with friends, family and counsel and seek medical treatment. the operative language of the resolution makes it clear that it recognizes for his decades of peaceful struggle for human rights and democracy and he should seek medical care and treatment in the united states or wherever else. i want to thank the majority leader kevin mccarthy. this resolution was introduced yesterday and the majority leader made sure this legislation came to the floor a few hours ago to ensure we went on the record as a congress showing our solidarity and our deep, deep compassion concern. i want to thank speaker ryan who nancysed show concern and pelosi and steny hoyer, because it required a bipartisan support and ed royce the chairman of the foreign affairs and the gentleman from california and the ranking member, elliott engel. in february of 2010, i led a .ipartisan of lawmakers at the same time nominating two s to persecuted two other be joint recipients of this prestigious
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