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senate Bill S. 2539

Should the U.S. Update Laws Punishing China for its Repression of Tibet?

Argument in favor

U.S. policy toward Tibet needs to be updated in light of new challenges posed by Chinese Communist Party actions against Tibetans. Updating and strengthening U.S. policies to support the Tibetan people is necessary to ensure that the U.S. stands up for human rights, religious freedoms, and cultural preservation in Tibet. As a protector of human rights around the world and defender of religious freedom, it’s only right that the U.S. support these principles in Tibet.

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11/09/2019
We should start fighting back against China’s disgusting oppression against its people, their lies, and what they have done to Tibet. Leave them alone, China. Punish China until they learn their lesson.
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11/09/2019
This is just one of many instances of CCP sponsored ethnic cleansing/repression that should be cause for punishment not just by the United States, but the international community as well. This includes Hong Kong, and the ethnic cleansing of Uyghur Muslims as well.
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Bruce's Opinion
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11/09/2019
Is this even a real possibility in the Trump Regime? Trump probably knows nothing about Tibet. Absolutely nothing! And he cares even less!
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Argument opposed

Given the fragile state of trade talks between the U.S. and China, now isn’t the time for the U.S. to aggravate China — which strongly believe that Tibet is a rightful part of its territoritory — by passing legislation that supports Tibetan interests over Chinese interests. Regardless of what the U.S. thinks about China’s Tibet policy, China’s position in the region is a domestic, not international issue. Therefore, it would be inappropriate for the U.S. to weigh in on this domestic Chinese policy issue.

jimK's Opinion
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11/09/2019
I think a Congressional resolution is appropriate; of our Country’s belief in human rights and that it is our belief that that Tibetan’s rights as human beings are being violated by China’s policies. I don’t think we have the right nor the authority to unilaterally impose our beliefs on another country, unless we do so as part of a broader world community of allied partners. This appears to be another attempt to leverage an unrelated issue in order to force trade policy changes because we think we can. Our ability to enforce our will on other countries has been seriously diminished under our republican-enabled trump ‘rule’. The downfall of authoritarian regimes, of which we have increasingly become, is that their self-righteous beliefs, which by ‘proclamation’ are ‘right and righteous’, can simply be imposed on others. If needed, these beliefs should not be ‘policied’ by us alone because ‘we said so’ without allied interests and international cooperation and support. In particular, this all seems quite hypocritical given our own abdominal recent ‘human-rights’ abuses of Latino immigrants. ... ... ... It is always much better to ‘lead’ by our example than it is to ‘lead’ by imposing our self-righteous mandates.
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Rebekah 's Opinion
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11/09/2019
No. Instead, let’s take responsibility for our own genocides, broken treaties, and massive incarceration of minorities here at home.
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David's Opinion
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11/09/2019
What about the human rights we are trampling on at our Southern Border?
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Foreign Relations
    IntroducedSeptember 24th, 2019
    Certainly. However, we nee to address our own human rights abuses (kids in cages, family separations, prisoner enslavement, etc.) In order to have any ethical or moral authority.
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    Please support Tibet.
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    Yes. We should not deal with a racist regime like China.
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    Yes, we should demonstrate disdain for how China treats anyone who doesn't toe the party line, but before we punish China, it might be a good idea to clean up our act and start treating our own minority citizens and immigrants with dignity. In addition, we need to respect the civil rights of all people and stop the police killings and harassment of minority individuals.
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    YOU MEAN LIKE WE REPRESS THOSE AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE US FOR SEEKING ASYLUM FAR A BETTER LIFE? SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AND LOCKING THEM IN CAGES WITH NO MEDICAL CARE OR PROPER TREATMENT (sanitation, meals, bedding) REPRESSING VOTERS RIGHTS?REPRESSING PERSONS OF DIFFERENT RELIGIONS/ SEXUAL ORIENTATION/WOMEN/99% OF THE REST OF US? SOOOOOOO, NO WE HAVE LOST OUR MORAL SUPERIORITY (if we ever had it) TO DICTATE TO OTHERS HOW TO TREAT OTHERS!!
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    Seems to me that a Congressional Resolution that says they are treating the Tibetans unfairly and a tongue lashing would be sufficient, especially since TRUMP IS HOLDING PEOPLE & still separating children from their families on the border. Not sure how we think we can tell other people how not to act when we are being as bad or worse.
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    Funny how the Repugnacants want rights and protections for people on the other side of the globe but not on our borders. Funny how they don’t want religious freedom in this country. Instead they want the Christo-Fascists to dictate beliefs.
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    Yes, but President Pig will not make money of of advocating human dignity, so don’t hold your breath on this.
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    We need to clean up our own back yard in regards to human rights before criticizing someone else.
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    Who are we to talk about human rights with the atrocities that have and are still happening on the southern border? They took children from parents and relatives with no plan to return them. Full Stop. Until we get a complete new administration and senate we should not be condemning any country!!!
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    Let’s address the repression of our neighbors on our southern border by the Republicans, please. Marco Rubio, have you heard the one about glass houses? It’s pretty good, you should check it out.
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    Should China update its laws punishing the US for its oppression, and genocide of the American Indians?
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    Even more overreach.
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    And while we are at it...let’s impose our beliefs in what they are doing to the people of Hong Jong; what they are doing to their Muslim population (using them as guinea pigs and putting them in false imprisonment); for making corrupt deals with American legislators and people within the Obama regime; and finally usurp all technological future deals of any kind for stealing our technology (you can blame that on Hillary Clinton and companies like Google, IBM, Xerox and the rest of the corrupt companies in bed with the United Nations and their communist globalist agenda
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    We should protect Taiwan as an ally and democracy against Chinese oppression.
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    We are already in an economic battle with the Communist Country that is better at being capitalist then our country. We can help the citizens who have been repressed, tortured, and killed.
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    Once again, we are not the police of the world. While there are many unjust actions transpiring in the world, we need to focus on improving our own issues.
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    MAYBE CONGRESS SHOULD LOOK INTO HOW CORRUPT MOST OF CONGRESS ARE.
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    No. Do you think new ones will work? Or is this just to say you did something?
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