China’s Information Controls, Global Media Influence, and Cyber Warfare Strategy

Hearing Transcript: 


Thursday, May 4, 2017 Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2255


9:30 AM – 9:35 AM  Opening Remarks: Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Commissioner Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D.


9:35 AM – 11:05 AM  Panel I: China’s Domestic Information Controls and Their Implications

·         Xiao Qiang, Adjunct Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley (Testimony)

·         Margaret Roberts, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego (Testimony)

·         Sophie Richardson, Ph.D., China Director, Human Rights Watch (Testimony)


11:05 AM – 11:15 AM            Break


11:15 AM – 12:45 PM  Panel II:  China’s Global Media Influence

·         Dan Southerland, Former Executive Editor, Radio Free Asia (Testimony)

·         Shanthi Kalathil, Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy (Testimony)

·         Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, Freedom House (Testimony)


12:45 PM – 1:45 PM  Lunch Break


1:45 PM – 2:55 PM   Panel III:  Beijing’s Views on Norms in Cyberspace and China’s Cyber Warfare Strategy

·         Chris C. Demchak, Ph.D., Grace M. Hopper Professor of Cyber Security and Director, Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S), U.S. Naval War College (Testimony)

·         James A. Lewis, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Testimony)


2:55 PM – 3:00 PM   Closing Remarks