Law in Political Transitions: Lessons from East Asia and the Road Ahead for China

419 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 | Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 1:00pm

Opening Statements

Senator Chuck Hagel, Chairman


Representative Jim Leach, Cochairman


Panel 1

Ms. Gretchen Birkle, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Affairs, Department of State


Panel 2

Mr. Jerome Cohen, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Adjunct Senior Fellow on Asia, Council on Foreign Relations; Of Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Note: On August 15, the English-language version of the People's Daily published an adapted version of Professor Cohen's statement. For the People's Daily adaptation, click here. For a comparison of the two versions, click here

Dr. John Fuh-sheng Hsieh, Professor, Department of Government and International Studies, University of South Carolina

Dr. John Ohnesorge, Professor of Law and Professor and Assistant Director of East Asian Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin School of Law