Senate Simple Resolution 608
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate condemning threats to Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy on the 31st anniversary of the violent repression of the peaceful protests centered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Introduced in Senate on Jun 4, 2020
Jun 4, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 4, 2020
Origin Chamber
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
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International Affairs
International Affairs
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This resolution

  • calls on China to allow exiled Tiananmen demonstrators to return to China;
  • condemns the imposition of national security legislation with respect to Hong Kong, as well as the use of violence and imprisonment as means of repression;
  • urges the United States to protect its interests in Hong Kong and the freedom of the people of Hong Kong;
  • calls upon the Hong Kong Chief Executive to allow the people of Hong Kong to exercise their rights, and
  • encourages the formation of an international coalition to demand that China adhere to its international obligations.
Text (1)
Actions (2)
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S2736-2737)
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Jun 5, 2020 4:42:07 AM
Jul 2, 2020 5:43:35 AM