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House Proceeding 03-11-09 on Mar 11th, 2009 :: 2:02:55 to 2:05:40
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Frank R. Wolf

2:02:52 to 2:03:13( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: i thank the chairman of the foreign affairs committee r his generously giving me this time and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida. ms. s-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. and to wrap up our side of the aisle on this important resolution, i yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from virginia, mr. wolf, the co-chair of the tom

Frank R. Wolf

2:02:55 to 2:05:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank R. Wolf

Frank R. Wolf

2:03:14 to 2:03:34( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: lantos congressional human rights commission. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for up to four minutes. mr. wolf: i want to thank the ranking member and also the chairman for their leadership on this issue and also thank speaker pelosi for her comments here today and also for e comments she made yesterday. in august of 1997, i traveled

Frank R. Wolf

2:03:35 to 2:03:58( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: to tibet making it known to no one that i was a member of congress. i spoke to buddhist amongst and nuns on the street and -- monks and nuns on the street and those that were abused in the prison. we went to the prison and they

Frank R. Wolf

2:03:59 to 2:04:19( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: told us pulling out fingernails simply by professing allegiance to the dalai lama. the chinese government sends tibetan children to china to learn chinese ways. they don't want people to display pictures of the dalai lama. they showed me a picture and

Frank R. Wolf

2:04:20 to 2:04:42( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: then put it away quickly. what the chinese government is doing to tibet is cultural genocide. and i hope the foreign minister who is in town today hears it. it is cultural genocide destroying the fabric of tibetan society. and last march the tibetan people took to the streets to

Frank R. Wolf

2:04:43 to 2:05:03( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: to protest against violent repression. and 1,200 tibetans remain unaccountable. let's ask the foreign minister when he goes to the state department, where are they? for over a decade the united states has asked for a consulate in lhasa, and for over a decade chinese has refused.

Frank R. Wolf

2:05:04 to 2:05:24( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: and yet we refuse for the chinese government to build new consulates across the states. we should not allow china to build any new consulates in the united states until china allows the u.s. to build a consulate in lhasa, period, end of story. it is with a heavy heart that

Frank R. Wolf

2:05:25 to 2:05:43( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: we commemorate the dalai lama's flight. i believe one day that we will stand here and if this debate would have been taken place before tom lantos would be here whereby people would give tom lantos the credit for leading the effort, whereby tibet will

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