* "begin earnest negotiations, without preconditions, directly with His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his representatives, on the future of Tibet to provide for a mutually agreeable solution that addresses the legitimate grievances of, and provides genuine autonomy for, the Tibetan people;"
* seek to visit Tibet while in China;
* guarantee unrestricted travel by journalists and visitors to Tibet; and
* make a strong public statement on China's human rights situation, both prior to his departure and while in Beijing.
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and was approved by the bipartisan committee on July 24.This action by the House mirrors a resolution adopted by the European Parliament earlier this month, and reflects a series of recent reports by leading international human rights organizations critiquing China's human rights performance on the eve of the Beijing Olympics.