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Boycotting China

What a waste of time . .
I don't see how boycotting the opening ceremonies in China is going to help anyone in Tibet. What a colossal waste of time. Was it only one year ago that we were going to boycott these same games because of arms supply to Khartoum regime??

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6668485.stm

and, so we waste time with useful bill on the floor, h.r. 5668, (4/1/2008) to prohibit Federal employees from attending the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics.

Yeah, that's going to help out alot! Whew, and I thought Congress was just a Fantasy. I guess they are doing something good after all!




Communist Chinese Olympic Accountability Act (Introduced in House)

HR 5668 IH

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5668

To prohibit Federal Government officials and employees from attending the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games held in communist China based upon communist China brutalizing protesters in Tibet, supporting and enabling Sudan's genocidal regime, forcing a one child policy upon Chinese families, persecuting Chinese citizens for freely exercising religion, repressing free and independent labor unions, engaging in wanton environmental degradation, and systematically denying the Chinese people their basic freedoms.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 1, 2008

Mr. MCCOTTER (for himself, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. WALSH of New York, Mr. WAMP, Mr. BURGESS, Ms. BERKLEY, and Mr. DEFAZIO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit Federal Government officials and employees from attending the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games held in communist China based upon communist China brutalizing protesters in Tibet, supporting and enabling Sudan's genocidal regime, forcing a one child policy upon Chinese families, persecuting Chinese citizens for freely exercising religion, repressing free and independent labor unions, engaging in wanton environmental degradation, and systematically denying the Chinese people their basic freedoms.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Communist Chinese Olympic Accountability Act'.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES ATTENDING SUMMER OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONIES.

(a) Prohibition- Subject to subsection (b), any individual who is an official (whether elected or appointed) or employee of the Federal Government may not attend the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games held in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

(b) Exception for Certain Olympic Team Members and Support Staff- Subsection (a) shall not apply to an individual who is a member of the United States Olympic Team or who is serving in a medical or security capacity on behalf of such Team.

(c) Opening Ceremonies Defined- In this section, the term `opening ceremonies' means the ceremonies officially marking the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, including the following:

(1) Receiving the Head of State of the Host Country.

(2) Parade of the Participants.

(3) Speech by the President of the Organising Committee.

(4) Speech by the International Olympic Committee.

(5) Lighting the Olympic Cauldron.

(6) Taking the Olympic Oath.

(7) National Anthem of Host Country.

(8) Artistic Programme.


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