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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of open public hearing—May 20, 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 May 20, 2008 to address “China's Proliferation Practices and the Development of its Cyber and Space Warfare Capabilities”

Background

This event is the fifth 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 May 20 hearing will examine three topics: China's proliferation activities, China's growing cyber space activities and capabilities, and China's growing presence and capabilities in outer space.

The May 20 hearing will address “China's Proliferation Practices and the Development of its Cyber and Space Warfare Capabilities” and will be Co-chaired by Commissioners Peter Brookes and William Reinsch.

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 May 20, 2008, by mailing to the contact below. On May 20, 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:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 10 a.m. to 4:15 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.

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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.

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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).

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Dated: April 22, 2008.

Kathleen J. Michels,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-9163 Filed 4-25-08; 8:45 am]

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