Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton last month outlined a strategy for working with restrictive regimes to ensure free speech online. The State Department will fund projects that help Internet users circumvent government firewalls and get access to the unfiltered Web.
The incident also underscored the need for more robust cyber security measures, which some members of Congress, including Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) have pledged to address.
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China consists of nine Senators, nine House members and five senior administration officials. A full list of members can be found here. A witness list has not yet been released.
The hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Dirksen room 628.