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EAST ASIA SECURITY ACT OF 2005; TORTURE VICTIMS RELIEF REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2005; CONDEMNING THE DPRK FOR THE ABDUCTIONS AND CAPTIVITY OF CITIZENS OF THE ROK AND JAPAN; ACKNOWLEDGING AFRICAN DESCENDANTS OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE; COMMEMORATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONCLUSION OF THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC AND HONORING VETERANS OF WWII; RECOGNIZING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORKERS' STRIKES IN POLAND; SUPPORTING THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF A NATIONAL WEEKEND OF PRAY. ER AND REFLECTION FOR DARFUR, SUDAN; AND COMMENDING KUWAIT FOR GRANTING WOMEN CERTAIN IMPORTANT POLITICAL RIGHTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2005

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ,

Washington, DC. The Committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10:40 a.m., in room 2172, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Henry J. Hyde (Chairman of the Committee) presiding.

Chairman HYDE. The Committee will come to order. The business meeting of the Committee will come to order pursuant to notice. I call up the bill, H.R. 3100, East Asia Security Act of 2005, for purposes of markup, and I ask unanimous consent that the bill be considered as read and ordered reported favorably to the House.

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(Original Signature of Meinber)

109TH CONGRESS

1st SESSION

H. R. 3100

To authorize measures to deter arms transfers by foreign countries to the

People's Republic of China.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. HYDE (for himself, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Ms.

ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. MCCOTTER, Mrs. Jo ANN DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. MCCAUL of Texas, Ms. HARRIS, Mr. WELLER, and Mr. BOOZMAN) introduced the following bill; which

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A BILL

To authorize measures to deter arms transfers by foreign

countries to the People's Republic of China.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

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This Act may be cited as the "East Asia Security

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1 SEC. 2. STATEMENTS OF POLICY.

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Congress

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(1) previously expressed its strong concerns in House Resolution 57 of February 2, 2005, and Sen

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ate Resolution 91 of March 17, 2005, with the

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2001 to 2003, and with plans to terminate in the

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near future the arms embargo they imposed in 1989

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following the Tiananmen Square massacre;

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(2) welcomes deferral of a decision by the Euro

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tries in the regions and the general public on both

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(3) welcomes the decision by the European Par

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liament on April 14, 2005, by a vote of 421 to 85,

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to oppose the lifting of the European Union's arms

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embargo on the People's Republic of China, and res

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(4) also welcomes the onset of a strategic dia

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logue between the European Commission and the

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Government of the United States on the security sit

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uation in East Asia, through which it is hoped a

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and stability in that region, to the security interests

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of the United States and its friends and allies in the

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region, and, in particular, to the safety of United

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(5) hopes that a more intensive dialogue with

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Europe on this matter will clarify for United States

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friends and allies in Europe how their “non-lethal”

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arms transfers improve the force projection of the People's Republic of China, are far from benign, and

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enhance the prospects for the threat or use of force

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in resolving the status of Taiwan, a troubling pros

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(6) also hopes that this dialogue will result in

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an important new

consensus between the United

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States and its European partners on the need for co

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ordinated policies which encourage the development

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of democracy in the People's Republic of China and

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which discourage, not assist, China's unjustified military buildup and pursuit of weapons that threat

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en its neighbors;

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(7) however, deeply regrets that none of the

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dialogue with the United States ensues, and notes with concern that such European friends and allies

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have provided little, if any, transparency to the

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(8) is further troubled by public reports describ

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