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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: Access to Information in the People’s Republic of China," July 31, 2007

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on July 31, 2007. 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.
July 31, 2007

July 31, 2007
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385
Deleware and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20510
Hearing Co-chairs:  Chairman Bartholomew, Commissioner Houston

Opening Statement of Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman

Panel I: Congressional Perspectives
Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA)
Congressman Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Panel II: Administration Perspectives
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Jay Henderson, Director, East Asia & Pacific Division, VOA, Washington, DC
Dan Southerland, VP of Programming and Executive Editor, RFA, Washington, DC

Panel III: The State of China’s Information Controls
Dr. Ashley Esarey, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
Dr. Xiao Qiang, Director, China Internet Project, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Panel IV: Perception Management - Who Knows What in the PRC?
Ms. He Qinglian, Senior Research Scholar, Human Rights in China, New York, NY
Dr. Barrett McCormick, Professor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Panel V: The Impact of PRC Information Controls on the United States
Mr. Drew Thompson, Director of China Studies and Starr Senior Fellow, Nixon Center, Washington, DC
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, MD, Resident Fellow, AEI, Washington, DC
Dr. Oded Shenkar, Professor, Fisher School of Management,  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH



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