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PUBLIC LAW 102-138—OCT. 28, 1991 105 STAT. 705 "(2) be used to make payments to RFE/RL's United States and German pension plans in order to avoid future pension liabilities. Any such amount placed in reserve may be merged with and made available for the same time period and same purposes as amounts appropriated under subsection (a)(2) of this section.'. SEC. 243. BROADCASTING TO CHINA. (a) COMMISSION ON BROADCASTING TO THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. — (1) ESTABLISHMENT.— There is established a Commission on Broadcasting to the People's Republic of China (hereafter in this title referred to as the "Commission") which shall be an independent commission in the executive branch. (2) MEMBERSHIP.—The Commission shall be composed of 11 members from among citizens of the United States who shall, within 45 days of the enactment of this Act, be appointed in the following manner: (A) The President shall appoint 3 members of the President. Commission. (B) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint 2 members of the Commission. (C) The Majority Leader of the Senate shall appoint 2 members of the Commission. (D) The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint 2 members of the Commission. (E) The Minority Leader of the Senate shall appoint 2 members of the Commission. (3) CHAIRPERSON. —The President, in consultation with the congressional leaders referred to in subsection (b), shall designate 1 of the members to be the Chairperson. (4) QUORUM.—A quorum, consisting of at least half of the members who have been appointed, shall be required for the transaction of business. (5) VACANCIES.—Any vacancy in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment was made. (b) FUNCTIONS.— (1) PURPOSE.— The Commission shall examine the feasibility, effect, and implications for United States foreign policy of instituting a radio broadcasting service to the People's Republic of China, as well as to other communist countries in Asia, to promote the dissemination of information and ideas, with particular emphasis on developments within each of those nations. (2) SPECIFIC ISSUES TO BE EXAMINED. —The Commission shall examine all issues related to instituting such a service, including— (A) program content; (B) staffing and legal structure; • (C) transmitter and headquarters requirements; (D) costs; (E) expected effect on developments within China and on Sino-American relations; and (F) expected effect on developments within other communist countries in Asia and on their relations with the United States.