China's Censorship of the Internet and Social Media: The Human Toll and Trade Impact

2226 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Opening Statements

Senator Sherrod Brown, Cochairman



Panel 1

Mr. Alex Li, college student and son of Li Yuanlong, who served two years in prison for commenting on the Communist Party online

Pastor John Zhang, Christian political dissident who was imprisoned for two years following the 1989 Tiananmen protests and who currently assists families of Chinese political prisoners


Panel 2

Mr. Xiao Qiang, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, China Digital Times

Mr. Gil Kaplan, Partner, King & Spalding; President; Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws

Mr. Edward Black, President and CEO, Computer & Communications Industry Association