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The China Forum 2016

The China Forum 2016

Oct
20
Thursday
 from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Business Roundtable
300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC (map)

The China Forum brings scholars and leaders from China together with experts and policymakers in a yearly dialogue on the issue areas of trade and economics, foreign policy and security, and political development. This year’s China Forum continues the important mission of equipping Americans with a more realistic and comprehensive understanding of China. 

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERSINCLUDE:

Dr. Claude Barfield
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute 

Richard Berman
President of Berman and Company

Chen Guangcheng
Legal scholar and civil rights activist

Dr. Seth Cropsey
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Dr. Frank Dikötter
Humanities Chair, University of Hong Kong

Dr. Lee Edwards
Chairman, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Prof. Stefan Halper
Author and Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge

Hu Ping
Chief Editor of Beijing Spring

Fred Kaplan
Author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

Henry Li
Executive Director, Informatics & Strategies Institute

Anastasia Lin
Actress and 2015 Miss World Canada

Dimon Liu
Human rights activist

Seishu Makino 
President, Human Rights Foundation of Japan

Peter Mattis
Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation

Matthew Robertson
China News Editor, Epoch Times

Andrew To
Former Chairman, League of Social Democrats (Hong Kong)

Wang Tiancheng
Dissident scholar

Wei Jingsheng
Author and Sakharov Prize Laureate

Dr. Yang Jianli
President, Initiatives for China

Yu Jie
Author and activist

Dr. Miles Maochun Yu
Professor, US Naval Academy

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

PUBLIC FORUM
Business Roundtable
300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: TICKET RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

9:00am – 10:20am      IS CHINA STILL COMMUNIST? 

A discussion of how the Chinese Communist Party came to rule more than 1.3 billion people, how the People’s Republic of China has evolved since the era of Chairman Mao, and whether or not China should still be considered a communist state.  

Dr. Frank Dikötter
Humanities Chair, University of Hong Kong
Dimon Liu
Human rights activist
Peter Mattis
Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation
Wei Jingsheng
Author and Sakharov Prize Laureate

10:30am – 11:40am    FREE SPEECH ABOUT CHINA IN THE FREE WORLD

There is no right to freedom of speech in the People’s Republic of China. Freedom House ranks China as more restrictive of speech than Saudi Arabia or Iran. In China, the Communist Party tightly controls what can and cannot be discussed in the classrooms, reported in newspapers, and seen on screens. This panel addresses China’s ramped up efforts to restrict Western media by expelling foreign journalists from China for reporting the truth, to silence open discussion of China and its policies on university campuses throughout the world through its Confucius Institutes, and to control popular culture through the purchase of major US entertainment companies. 

Richard Berman
President of Berman and Company
Anastasia Lin
Actress and 2015 Miss World Canada
Matthew Robertson
China News Editor, Epoch Times

11:45am – 12:30pm    Buffet Lunch

12:30pm – 2:00pmUNDERSTANDING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA CRISIS

Although China and the US engage cooperatively in many spheres of geopolitics, China’s challenges to the status quo in the South China Sea have resulted in increasingly tense relations. Why is China constructing and militarizing artificial islands in contested waters? Why is China rapidly expanding and modernizing its maritime forces?  Why is it challenging the principle of freedom of navigation?

Dr. Seth Cropsey
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Prof. Stefan Halper
Author and Professor of Politics, University of Cambridge
Dr. Miles Maochun Yu
Professor, US Naval Academy

Thursday, October 20, 2016

FILM SCREENING OF "HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE"
Landmark E Street Cinema 
555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: REGISTRATION REQUIRED
4:00pm           Film Screening

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