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The Internet, Censorship, and Political Freedom in China
Date Wednesday May 17
Time 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Asia Society
500 Washington St., 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorLee Anne
How is the Internet changing China? Is it helping to build civil society and open new space for political participation? What are China’s censorship policies, and what are their implications for human rights and political discourse? What are the business practices of Western companies like Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo in China? What is Chinese public opinion on these issues?

Please join four renowned experts on China and the Internet for what promises to be an extremely interesting discussion of this complex and controversial topic.


Brad Adams is Executive Director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, a research organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Jim Dempsey is Policy Director for the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a non-profit focused on promoting the democratic potential of the Internet.

Xiao Qiang is the Director of Berkeley-China Internet Project and Tang Teaching Fellow at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Qiang was the Founding Executive Director of Human Rights in China during 1991-2002.

Joshua Rosenzweig is Manager of Research and Database at the Dui Hua Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving human rights in China. Rosenzweig manages Dui Hua’s comprehensive database of information about Chinese political and religious prisoners.

Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 24th, 2006 3:10 PM

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