The 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protests: Examining the Significance of the 1989 Demonstrations in China and Implications for U.S. Policy

628 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 | Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm

Opening Statements

Senator Byron Dorgan, Chairman

Representative Sander Levin, Cochairman

Representative Tim Walz

Senator John Barrasso

Representative Christopher H. Smith

Representative Joe Pitts

Representative David Wu

Representative Marcy Kaptur


Mr. Winston Lord, former U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, 1985-1989

Dr. Perry Link, Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines, University of California, Riverside; Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Dr. Susan Shirk, Director, University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Affairs, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego; Arthur Ross Fellow, Asia Society Center on US-China Relations

Dr. Yang Jianli, Tiananmen protest participant; President, Initiatives for China; Fellow, Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies