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


Notice of open public hearing—May 4, 2011, Washington, DC.


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

Name: William A. Reinsch, 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 4, 2011, to address “China's Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Innovation Policy.”

Background: This is the sixth public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2011 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 hearing will examine China's policies regarding intellectual property rights and indigenous innovation, with a particular emphasis on the consequences of these policies for the film, broadcast, and software industries. The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Dick D'Amato and Dennis Shea.

Any interested party may file a written statement by May 4, 2011, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

Transcripts of past Commission public hearings may be obtained from the USCC Web Site

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 8:30 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 as soon as available.


The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 485 of the Russell Senate Office Building, located at Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE., in Washington, DC 20002. Public seating is limited to about 50 people on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not required.

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Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Michael Danis, Executive Director for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-624-1407, or via e-mail at

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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 19, 2011.

Michael Danis,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-9874 Filed 4-22-11; 8:45 am]