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Passed House without amendment (11/07/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Expresses support for Chinese human rights activists Huang Qi and Tan Zuoren for engaging in peaceful expression as they seek answers and justice for the parents whose children were killed as a result of the collapse of numerous school buildings in the Sichuan earthquake of May 12, 2008.

Calls on the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to: (1) provide Huang Qi and Tan Zuoren with the rights that all Chinese citizens have under the PRC's Constitution and the Criminal Procedure Law; and (2) implement its own National Human Rights Action Plan by allowing parents, concerned citizens, and the news media to investigate the collapse of the school buildings.