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Hearing: Stability in China: Lessons from Tiananmen and Implications for the United States

Thursday, May 15, 2014

608 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20002

Hearing Co-Chairs: Dr. Larry M. Wortzel and Commissioner Carolyn Bartholomew

8:45a – 9:00a      Co-Chairs’ remarks

9:00a – 10:30a    Panel I:  Tiananmen and Contemporary Economic, Political, and    Social Challenges in China

  • Dr. Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University, Boston, MA (Testimony)
  • Mr. Xiao Qiang, Adjunct Professor at the University of California-Berkeley, Founder and Editor of China Digital Times, Berkeley, CA (Testimony)
  • Dr. Stephen Hess, Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Public and International Affairs at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT (Testimony)

10:30a – 11:00a   Congressional Perspectives

  • Representative Frank Wolf (VA-10)

11:00a – 11:15a  Break

11:15a – 12:45p  Panel II: Expression of Dissent in China Today

12:45p – 1:45p   Lunch Break

1:45p – 3:15p     Panel III: Freedom of Expression and Media Control: Implications for the United States

3:15p                 Adjourn