• a) open a high-level and continuing dialogue with the U.S. on religious freedom-issues;
  • b) ratify the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, which it has signed;
  • c) permit the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and international human rights organizations unhindered access to religious leaders, including those imprisoned, detained, or under house arrest;
  • d) respond to inquiries regarding persons who are imprisoned, detained, or under house arrest for reasons of religion or belief, or whose whereabouts are not known, although they were last seen in the hands of Chinese authorities; and
  • e) release from prison all religious prisoners.
  • Also, before granting PNTR, the U.S. Congress should:

  • a) announce that it will hold annual hearings on human rights and religious freedom in China; and
  • b) extend an invitation to the Dalai Lama to address a Joint Session of the Congress.
  • Further, the United States should use its diplomatic influence to ensure that China is not selected as a site for the Olympic Games until it makes significant improvement in human rights, including religious freedom.

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