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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH)

November 18, 2020

Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) voted to pass a bipartisan resolution condemning acts by the People’s Republic of China and the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region that violate fundamental rights and freedoms. The resolution also advises the United States to coordinate with our allies to respond to developments in Hong Kong, including providing Hong Kong residents who face well-founded fears of persecution an opportunity to emigrate.

“The Chinese government must be held accountable for its horrific human rights violations,” said Congressman Chris Pappas.“This bipartisan resolution sends an important message: the United States opposes China’s persistent human rights abuses, stands with those who are persecuted, and will hold China accountable for actions that undermine fundamental rights and freedoms.”  

In September, Rep. Pappas voted to pass the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act, bipartisan legislation that requires issuers of securities to publicly disclose their activities related to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Specifically, issuers must disclose the importation of manufactured goods and materials that originated or are sourced from that region, as well as details about the commercial activity, gross revenue and net profits, and future import plans regarding these goods and materials. Furthermore, issuers must disclose whether any of these goods or materials are from forced labor camps.

In July, the House passed an amendment filed by Congressman Pappas to a Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations package to expand medical partnerships with Israel to lessen our dependence on China in the research and development of effective treatments and responses to COVID-19.