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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. 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Opening Dinner
“The Cultural Revolution 50 Years Later” with Dr. Frank Dikötter
BY INVITATION OR SPONSORSHIP
6:30pm reception
7:30pm dinner
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Thornton Room
400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Public Forum
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
9:00am – 2:00pm
Business Roundtable
300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Film Screening of “High Tech, Low Life
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
4:00pm
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC

Friday, October 21, 2016
Policy Roundtable
BY INVITATION ONLY
10:00am – 4:00pm
Business Roundtable
300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Dr. Claude Barfield
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Richard Berman
President, 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
 
Wei Jingsheng
Author and Sakharov Prize Laureate

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

Peter Mattis
Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation

Matthew Robertson
China News Editor, Epoch Times

Seishu Makino
President, Human Rights Foundation of Japan
 
Wang Tiancheng
Dissident scholar

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

Dr. Yang Jianli
President, Initiatives for China

Yu Jie
Author and activist

Dr. Miles Maochun Yu
Professor, US Naval Academy

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