105 STAT. 714 PUBLIC LAW 102-138—OCT. 28, 1991 occupation, has maintained a separate and sovereign political and territorial identity; (4) historical evidence of this separate identity may be found in Chinese archival documents and traditional dynastic histories, in United States recognition of Tibetan neutrality during World War II, and in the fact that a number of countries including the United States, Mongolia, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, India, Japan, Great Britain, and Russia recognized Tibet as an independent nation or dealt with Tibet independently of any Chinese government; (5) in 1949-1950, China launched an armed invasion of Tibet in contravention of international law; (6) it is the policy of the United States to oppose aggression and other illegal uses of force by one country against the sovereignty of another as a manner of acquiring territory, and to condemn violations of international law, including the illegal occupation of one country by another; and (7) numerous United States declarations since the Chinese invasion have recognized Tibet's right to self-determination and the illegality of China's occupation of Tibet. SEC. 356. RELEASE OF PRISONERS HELD IN IRAQ. (a) SENSE OF CONGRESS.— It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) in addition to other requirements of law, the President should not lift United States economic sanctions currently in place against the Iraqi government, and should continue to make every effort to ensure the multinational coalition maintains the full range of economic sanctions as embodied in the appropriate United Nations Security Council resolutions; and (2) such sanctions should remain in effect until the Iraqi government has released all individuals held prisoner and has accounted as fully as possible for all those missing as a result of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, including those Kuwaiti citizens and other Kuwaiti residents captured or detained by Iraq. (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS. —The Secretary of State shall— (1) continue to consult with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the status of a detailed list of all Kuwaiti citizens and other residents of Kuwait believed to have been captured or detained by the government of Iraq; and (2) to the extent such information is available, submit a report on the steps which have been taken and planned actions to effect the release of remaining prisoners held by Iraq to the appropriate committees of the Congress not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (c) DEFINITION.— For the purposes of this section the term "appropriate committees of the Congress" means the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. SEC. 357. POLICY TOWARD HONG KONG. It is the sense of the Congress that the United States should encourage the Government of the United Kingdom to provide the people of Hong Kong all possible civil liberties, including popular election of the territory's Legislative Council, so that it will bequeath a fully functioning, self-governing democracy to China in 1997.