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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of open public hearing—May 20, 2009, Washington, DC.

SUMMARY:

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 May 20, 2009 to address “The Impact of China's Economic and Security Interests in Continental Asia on the United States.”

Background

This event is the fifth 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 May 20 hearing will examine China's interests in the war in Afghanistan, China's military and security relationship with Pakistan, China's energy interests and strategy in Continental Asia, China's trade and investment in Continental Asia, and the impact of these interests and activities in the United States.

The May 20 hearing will be Co-chaired by Commissioners Daniel Blumenthal and Jeffrey Fiedler.

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, 2009, 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. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 9 a.m. to 4:30 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 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenues, 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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Start Printed Page 21742 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: May 5, 2009.

Kathleen J. Michels,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-10759 Filed 5-7-09; 8:45 am]

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