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House Proceeding 06-02-09 on Jun 2nd, 2009 :: 0:40:20 to 0:42:50
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Howard L. Berman

0:40:16 to 0:40:36( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: fathers who still hold true to those also have that liberty and justice for all is more important than short-term profit gains for american capitalists. thank you very much. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized.

Howard L. Berman

0:40:20 to 0:42:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard L. Berman

0:40:37 to 0:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: mr. berman: i yield myself as much time as i may consume. how much time may i consume? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california has eight minutes. mr. berman: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume and first of all i'd like to thank my good friend, representative sandy levin of michigan, for his leadership as

Howard L. Berman

0:40:59 to 0:41:19( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: the cheap sponsor of this resolution and -- chief sponsor of this resolution an as the co-chair of the execute congressional commission on china. first and foremost, i'd like to express my sympathy to the families of those killed, tortured and imprisoned. as a result to their papings participation in the democracy protests in tianmen square and in other parts of china 20 years

Howard L. Berman

0:41:20 to 0:41:41( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: ago this week. the world must not forget the horrendous events which occurred fateful day, when the chinese army was ordered to clear the square using lethal force against its own citizens. hundreds of unarmed civilians were killed or injured. the chinese government detained thousands of chinese citizens in

Howard L. Berman

0:41:42 to 0:42:02( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: connection with the protests. many of them still languish today in chinese prisons. even after 20 years, the precise number of the dead, wounded and detained remains ulear. chinese authorities still sensor information that does not conform to its official version of events surrounding the tiananmen massacre.

Howard L. Berman

0:42:03 to 0:42:23( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: the government also limits or bans information about the crackdown fromppearing in chinese textbooks. how can china claim its place as a major global power if the government refuses to address the tiananmen protests in an honest and candid way? how can china develop into a mod he were society of its own

Howard L. Berman

0:42:24 to 0:42:44( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: citizens -- if its own citizens are prevented from knowing their own history? this resolution calls on the chinese government to initiate a full investigation into the crackdown, reviethe cases of those still imprisoned for participating in the protests and end its harassment and discrimination against those who are involved.

Howard L. Berman

0:42:45 to 0:42:51( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: finally, this resolution recognizes those chinese citizens who have suffered for their efforts to keep the

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