Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Chairman and Representative Sander M. Levin, Cochairman
Nicole Wong, Esq., Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Google, Inc.
Rebecca MacKinnon, Visiting Fellow, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
Alan Paller, Director of Research, SANS Institute
Edward Black, President and CEO, Computer & Communications Industry Association
Recent events, including the reported cyber attack on Google and on advocates for human rights, have highlighted the importance of China's Internet policy to a number of issues including, but not limited to, censorship, free expression and intellectual property protection. This hearing will examine the impact of China's Internet policies on the development of human rights and on the development of commercial rule of law in China.
All CECC hearings are open to the public and press. No RSVP is necessary.
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Chaired by Senator Byron Dorgan, consists of nine Senators, nine Members of the House of Representatives and five senior Presidential Administration officials. Its mandate is to monitor human rights, including worker rights and the development of the rule of law in China, as well as maintain a database of information on Chinese prisoners. The Commission was formally established in 2000 as part of the legislation to grant China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) when China entered the World Trade Organization. For more information, visit the Commission's Web site, www.cecc.gov, and subscribe to the Commission's on-line newsletter.