freedom of speech

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Annual Working Conditions Survey, May 2013

May 1, 2013

The FCCC surveys its members to produce this report on conditions for foreign journalists in China.

PRC State Council, "The Internet in China," June 8, 2010

June 8, 2010

The Information Office of the PRC State Council issued this government white paper.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “Internet Freedom,” Jan. 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton gives remarks on internet access and the free flow of information. (Video link included after text)

Verdict against Liu Xiaobo 刘哓波, December 25, 2009

December 25, 2009

Liu Xiaobo was convicted of inciting subversion against the Chinese government. He was sentenced to eleven years in prison.

Congressional-Executive Commission on China, “Reporting the News in China: Firsthand Accounts and Current Trends,” July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China was created by Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China, and to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. The Commission consists of nine Senators, nine Members of the House of Representatives, and five senior Administration officials appointed by the President.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: Access to Information and Media Control in the People’s Republic of China," June 18, 2008

June 18, 2008

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on June 18, 2008. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

U.S. Department of State, International Religious Freedom Report 2007 – China

January 1, 2008

The U.S. Congress mandates that the State Department prepare an annual report on religious freedom around the world.

House Committee on International Relations, “The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom or Suppression?,” February 15, 2006

February 15, 2006

Witnesses at the hearing included David A. Gross (US State Department), James Keith (US State Department), Michael Callahan (Yahoo!), Jack Krumholtz (Microsoft), Elliot Schrage (Google), Mark Chandler (Cisco Systems), Harry Wu (China Information Center), Libby Liu (Radio Free Asia), Xiao Qiang (UC Berkeley), Lucie Morillon (Reporters Without Borders), and Sharon Hom (Human Rights in China). Additional statements were submitted for the record.

The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom or Suppression?, 2006

February 15, 2006

James R. Keith, Senior Advisor, East Asian and Pacific Affairs speaks about foreign policy response to challenges to Internet freedom in China