February 15 Hearing Notice Posted on China and Internet

JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING NOTICE
COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20515

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA, GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND
INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS
and
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey, Chairman
James A. Leach, Iowa, Chairman

February 8, 2006

TO:  MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

You are respectfully requested to attend the following OPEN joint
hearing of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and
International Operations and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific,
to be held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building:

DATE:                      
Wednesday, February 15, 2006

TIME:                       
10:00 a.m.

SUBJECT:    The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom or Suppression?

WITNESSES:         Panel I
                    Mr. James Keith
              
     Senior Advisor for China and Mongolia
              
     Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
                    U.S. Department of State

                The Honorable David Gross
              
 Deputy Assistant Secretary
                Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
                U.S. Department of State

Panel II
                    Mr. Michael Callahan
                    General Counsel
                    Yahoo! Inc.
                    
                    Mr. Jack Krumholtz
              
     Managing Director of Federal Government
Affairs and
              
          Associate General
Counsel
                    Microsoft Corporation
                    
                    Mr. Elliot Schrage
               
     Vice President for Corporate Communications
              
          and Public Affairs
                    Google, Inc.
                    
                    Mr. Mark Chandler
              
     Vice President and General Counsel
                    Cisco Systems, Inc.

Panel III
                    Ms. Libby Liu
                    President
                    Radio Free Asia
                    
                    Mr. Xiao Qiang
                    Director
                    China Internet Project
              
     University of California-Berkeley
                    
                    Ms. Lucie Morillon
                    Washington Representative
                    Reporters Without Borders

                    Mr. Harry Wu
                    Publisher
                    China Information Center  

NOTE:  Witnesses may be added or changed.

By Direction of the Chairman

The Committee on International Relations seeks to make its facilities
accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you are in need of
special accommodations, please call 202/225-5021 at least four business
days in advance of the event, whenever practicable.  Questions
with regard to special accommodations in general (including
availability of Committee materials in alternative formats and
assistive listening devices) may be directed to the Committee as noted
above.

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