Wednesday, March 31, 2010


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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC)

"Google and Internet Control in China: A Nexus Between Human Rights and Trade?"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

View a recorded webcast of this hearing here.


Alan Davidson, Director of U.S. Public Policy, Americas, Google, Inc.

Christine Jones, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, The Go Daddy Group

Sharon Hom, Executive Director, Human Rights in China

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

Ambassador Mark Palmer

Testimony submitted for the record by Rebecca MacKinnon, Visiting Fellow, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University

The recent Google controversy with China raises the question of whether China's regulation of the Internet is both a human rights and a trade issue. Witnesses will examine the challenges and hazards China's regulation of the Internet poses both to advocates of free expression and to foreign companies doing business in China; and possible ways for policymakers and private actors to respond to China's regulation of the Internet from both the human rights and trade perspectives. Witnesses will include technology industry representatives and human rights advocates.


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