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Media Advisory

"China's Digital Future: Advancing the Understanding of China's Information Revolution" Conference
 

15 April 2004

ATTENTION: Asia, technology, and media reporters and editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651 ckm@pa.urel.berkeley.edu


WHAT
"China's Digital Future: Advancing the Understanding of China's Information Revolution," a conference at the University of California, Berkeley, on the impacts of information and communications technologies on government, society and culture in China. More than 78 million Chinese use the Internet, and over 257 million have cell phones.

The conference, which will bring together authorities in the fields of journalism, technology, computer science, cyberlaw, China studies and human rights, is free and open to the public.

WHEN
1-5 p.m. Friday, April 30, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 1.

WHERE
Sibley Auditorium in Bechtel Hall, on the north side of campus.

WHO
Lawrence Lessig, an Internet pioneer and professor of law at Stanford University, will deliver Saturday's keynote address at 10 a.m.

DETAILS
Other participants will include Haibo Lu of Sohu.com; Duncan Clark of BDA China Ltd.; Andrew McLaughlin of Google; Bu Wei of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; John Gage of Sun Microsystems; Andrew Lih of the University of Hong Kong; Randy Kluver of Nanyang Technological University; AnnaLee Saxenian, dean of UC Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS); Xiao Qiang, director of the Berkeley China Internet Project at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism; Chunyuan Liang of Sina.com; Izumi Aizu of International University of Japan; Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard Law School; and Cheng Jie of Tsing Hua Law School.


DETAILS: For more information and to register, visit:
http://journalism.berkeley.edu/conf/chinadf.

Sponsors include the Berkeley China Internet Project, the New Media Program at UC Berkeley's journalism school and the USC Annenberg School for Communication. UC Berkeley co-sponsors include the Office of the Chancellor, Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, SIMS, Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for New Media, and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).