Hearing: Access to Information in the People’s Republic of China

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 (HTML) (PDF)

Panel I: Congressional Perspectives

  • Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
  • Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA)
  • Congressman Tom Harkin (D-IA) (Written Statement) (HTML) (PDF)

Panel II: Administration Perspectives

  • Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • Jay Henderson, Director, East Asia & Pacific Division, VOA, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)  
  • Dan Southerland, VP of Programming and Executive Editor, RFA, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)  

Panel III: The State of China’s Information Controls

Panel IV: Perception Management - Who Knows What in the PRC?

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 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, MD, Resident Fellow, AEI, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Oded Shenkar, Professor, Fisher School of Management,  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH