Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tiananmen Square, Congress, and The Commonwealth Club

If you missed last night's Commonwealth Club program on "How Tiananmen Changed China," you might want to check with your U.S. senator or congressional representative. Thanks to Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), who chairs the Congressional Executive Commission on China, the speech that made up the heart of the program has become an official part of U.S. history.

John Kamm, the founder and executive director of Dui Hua Foundation, was asked to testify at a hearing of the commission, but he had to pass up that opportunity because of his previously planned speech at The Commonwealth Club. Instead, he sent along a copy of his speech to Dorgan's staff, and the senator reportedly liked the speech so much he had it formally entered into the Congressional Record.


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