Skip to Content

Notice

Notice of Open Public Hearing

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of open public hearing—March 18, 2008, Washington, DC.

SUMMARY:

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

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

The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, evaluate and report to Congress annually on “the national security implications and impact of the bilateral trade and 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 March 18, 2008, to address “China's Expanding Global Influence: Foreign Policy Goals, Practices, and Tools.”

Background

This event is the third in a series of public hearings the Commission will hold during its 2008 report cycle to collect input from leading academic, industry, and government experts on the impact of the economic and national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The March 18 hearing is being conducted to obtain testimony on the goals, strategies and instruments of China's foreign policy, and the impact of China's regional and global influence on U.S. economic and security interests around the world. Panels in the hearing will address the economic, military/security, and diplomatic tools employed in the conduct of Chinese foreign policy.

The March 18 hearing will address “China's Expanding Global Influence: Foreign Policy Goals, Practices, and Tools” and will be Co-chaired by Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Commissioner Daniel Blumenthal.

Information on hearings, as well as transcripts of past Commission hearings, can be obtained from the USCC Web site http://www.uscc.gov.

Copies of the hearing agenda will be made available on the Commission's Web site http://www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Any interested party may file a written statement by March 18, 2007, by mailing to the contact below. On March 18, the hearing will be held in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will be a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2008, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission's Web site at http://www.uscc.gov in the near future.

ADDRESSES:

The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 562, Dirksen Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20510. Public seating is limited to about 50 people on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not required.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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, DC 20001; phone 202-624-1409, or via e-mail at kmichels@uscc.gov.

Start Authority

Authority: 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).

End Authority Start Signature

Dated: February 19, 2008.

Kathleen J. Michels,

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

End Signature End Further Info End Preamble

[FR Doc. E8-3419 Filed 2-22-08; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 1137-00-P