Hearing: China’s Media and Information Controls – The Impact in China and the United States

September 10, 2009

Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510

Hearing Co-Chairs: Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Commissioner Daniel Blumenthal


Commissioners’ Opening Statements

  • Opening Statement of Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner Daniel Blumenthal [Remarks]

Panel I: The Status of China’s Commitments to Greater Media Reforms

Panel II: Coverage of Sensitive News Stories in Chinese News Media: Charter ‘08 and the Global Financial Crisis 

  • Dr. Victor Shih, Assistant Professor of Politics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL  
  • Dr. Perry Link, Professor of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, University of California, Riverside, CA [Testimony]
  • Mr. Lawrence Liu, Senior Counsel, Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel III: Information Technology and Freedom of Expression in China