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So rather than face the bitter truth, China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet and enlisted America's high-tech companies as their Internet police. ---->>>

The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought. ---->>>

Our resolution urges all Latin American and Caribbean countries to designate al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations. ---->>>

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo should be developing new technologies to bypass government sensors and barriers to the Internet; but instead, they agreed to guard the gates themselves. ---->>>

The leader of Iran made one of the most repugnant remarks the international community has heard since Adolf Hitler. ---->>>

On July 18, we will mark the 12th anniversary of the senseless loss of 85 lives in the bombing of the Jewish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ---->>>

We are optimistic, but we are optimistic in a cautious fashion. ---->>>

Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined. ---->>>

Our neighbor Canada has 2,200 troops serving in Afghanistan. Canada has also assumed responsibility for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar, which was originally established by our own military. ---->>>

The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited.

The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited.

Hezbollah's contempt for human suffering is total, as it showed once again this morning when its rockets murdered two Israeli Arab children in Nazareth. ---->>>

How will decent people in the region ever believe in peace if Arab terrorists interpret every gesture of peace as a display of weakness and then act accordingly? ---->>>

Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government. ---->>>

40 percent of North Korean children suffer from stunted growth. 20 percent are underweight. ---->>>

A stable Iraq at peace with its neighbors will remain elusive until we improve both the security and the economic environment in Iraq. ---->>>

The Lord gave us Ten Commandments, but the bill before the House today gives us 39. ---->>>

Despite its enormous power and wealth, China's ruling elite remains absolutely petrified that the free flow of information will undermine its political legitimacy, particularly among China's younger generation. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-01, 1928
Birthplace:
Die: 02-11, 2008
Occupation: Diplomat
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Thomas Peter "Tom" Lantos (February 1, 1928 – February 11, 2008) was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from California, serving from 1981 until his death as the representative from a district that included the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and a portion of southwestern San Francisco (wikipedia)