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Notice of Open Public Hearing


Notice Of Open Public Hearing February 17, 2009, Washington, Dc.


Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Name: Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on “the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.”

Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on February 17, 2009 to address “China's Role in the Origins of and Response to the Global Recession.”

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This event is the first in a series of public hearings the Commission will hold during its 2009 report cycle to collect input from leading academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The February 17 hearing will examine the origins of the financial crisis and their link to China, the effect of the crisis on the U.S.-China economic relationship, and China's short-term and long-term economic goals and prospects.

The February 17 hearing will be Co-chaired by Commissioners Michael R. Wessel and Daniel M. Slane.

Information on hearings, as well as transcripts of past Commission hearings, can be obtained from the USCC Web Site

Copies of the hearing agenda will be made available on the Commission's Web Site as soon as available. Any interested party may file a written statement by February 17, 2009, by mailing to the contact below. On February 17, the hearing will be held in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission's Web site at in the near future.


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The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in the Dirksen Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20510. The assigned hearing room will be announced in the near future and will be posted to the Commission's Web Site at Public seating is limited to about 50 people on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not required.


Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the hearing should contact Kathy Michels, Associate Director for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington D.C. 20001; phone: 202-624-1409, or via e-mail at

Authority: Back to Top

Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

Dated: January 8, 2009.

Kathleen J. Michels,

Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

[FR Doc. E9-473 Filed 1-12-09; 8:45 am]


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